Arbie S. Freeman Jr. 1945-2021

WARREN — Atty. Arbie Samuel Freeman Jr., 75, of Warren, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at his residence, following extended illness.

He was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Warren, the son of Arbie Samuel Freeman Sr. and Annabelle Brogdon.

He retired from self-employment, after 18 years as an attorney at his own law firm, Arbie S. Freeman Legal Office, and as public defender for the Brookfield court system. He also was a former Sixth Ward councilman and had also been an electrical foreman for Republic Steel and LTV Steel corporations.

He was a member of the York Avenue Church of God and was a veteran of the Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Burnett Freeman of Warren; son, Clarence Freeman of Rentz, Ga.; daughters, Desiree Murray of Niles, and twins, Shawnda Dorsey of Warren and Shannon Freeman of Broadview Heights; brothers, Edward Freeman of Warren and Robert Freeman of Los Angeles; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arbie was preceded in death by his son, Arbie S. Freeman III; and two sisters.

Private services were held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Chapel.