VisitationSTRICKLAND FUNERAL HOME - CALDWELL
CALDWELL, Texas 77836
Funeral services for Bobbie Eugene Freeze, 86, of Caldwell are set for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Caldwell, with Pastors Richard Brunk and Skip Stutts officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell. Mr. Freeze passed away July 21, 2019 at his home in Caldwell surrounded by his family.
Bobbie was born October 17, 1932 to Grady Freeze and Annie Mae (Foutz) Freeze in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Mr. Freeze served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict in the U. S. Air Force with the 509th Air Refueling Group. He was a North Carolina State alum and a civil engineer by profession. He worked in the gas pipeline industry his entire career and received many accolades and awards from his peers. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith as a child and remained an active member of the Lutheran Church throughout his life (first at St. Martin’ in Houston and then at Elizabeth Lutheran in Caldwell). He was at various times a Sunday school teacher, a member of the church council, and a member of building and other committees. He was also very active in the lives of his children and grandchildren. He served as a little league baseball coach (and general umpire scold) for well over a decade, taking time off from his demanding career. He also was an active member of the PTA for several years, serving one year as PTA President. In his spare time, he was an above average golfer and hunter (we won’t push it too far), and he made mean BBQ ribs, although he was never totally satisfied with the end product.
Bobbie was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 59 years, Alice (Russ) Freeze; his parents; and his sister, Joyce Ann Morrow.
He is survived by sons, Mark Freeze & partner Christopher Jovanelly of Phoenix, Arizona, Brian & Lisa Freeze of Houston, Texas, Trent & Jennifer Freeze of Caddo Mills, Texas, Darren & DeAnn Freeze of Richmond, Texas; daughter, Andrea Chrietzberg of Caldwell, Texas; grandchildren, Justin and Kendall Freeze, C.W. and Aly Chrietzberg, Caitlyn and Zachary Freeze; brother-in-law, Danny & wife Tammy Russ of Mount Ulla, North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.
The family asks Remembrances be donated to the Elizabeth Lutheran Church Community Food Pantry.