Charles Wilbur Freeman, 83 of Sylvania passed away at the Ogeechee Area Hospice on July 15, 2022.
Charles was a native of Screven County and was born to the late Wilbur and Bessie Rooker Freeman. Upon graduation from the Screven County High School he enlisted in the US Airforce, where he was stationed in Washington DC, Panama, and Charleston. After his service to his country, he returned home to Screven and began an illustrious career in law enforcement that spanned over 40 years. Having been employed with Garden City Police Department, Screven County Sheriff’s Department, Effingham County Sheriff’s Department and lastly, with the Sylvania Police Department. He was a member of the Farmdale Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and also served 20 years as a Mason at Lodge#301. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lynn Freeman; son, Charles Michael Freeman; and daughters, Lisa Volf, Karen Nasworthy, and Susan Freeman.
Survivors include his wife, Joanie Freeman of Sylvania; son, Stephen Freeman of Savannah, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Sharon Altman of Statesboro, GA, and Kathy and David Cannon of Macon, GA; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-greatgrandchildren; a sister, Donna Morris of Augusta, GA; and two brothers and sister-in-law, Billy and Debbie Freeman of Savannah and Ronnie and Mary Freeman of Cumming, GA.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 2:00pm in the Screven Chapel of Joiner Anderson Funeral with Dr. John Parker officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Farmdale Baptist Church.
Friends may sign the online register at
Joiner Anderson Funeral Home Screven Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.