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Vaden Otha Freeman Sr.

April 8, 1933 — April 12, 2023

Chesterfield, SC

Vaden Otha Freeman Sr.


Chesterfield, SC


          Mr. Vaden Otha Freeman, Sr., age 90, entered into rest on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Zoar United Methodist Church by Pastor Billy Jack Johnson, Reverend Hank Griffin, and grandson, Denny Balchin with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 2:00 to 3:00 PM in the church sanctuary prior to the service.


Mr. Freeman was born April 8, 1933 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina a son of the late Rue and Madge White Freeman. Mr. Freeman retired from Delta Mills after 40 years of service. He was also a lifelong member of Zoar United Methodist Church. Vaden was a car enthusiast who enjoyed both driving and admiring cars. He also enjoyed shooting his guns. Vaden could often be found watching his favorite shows which included I Love Lucy, John Wayne movies, and especially the Andy Griffith Show. Above all else, Mr. Freeman loved being a grandfather to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  


In addition to his parents, Mr. Freeman was also preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Coburn; great-grandson, Aaron Jacob Mabry; son-in-law, Danny Carpenter; and siblings, Edith Frazier, Ruby Teal, and Heyward Freeman.


Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 67 years, Betty P. Freeman of the home; children, Vaden (Sharon) Freeman, Jr, of Chesterfield, SC; Joel (Darlene) Freeman of Chesterfield, SC, Dennis (Trenia) Freeman of Ruby, SC; Vickie Carpenter of Chesterfield, SC, Cindy (Tony, Sr.) Tyner of Chesterfield, SC; grandchildren, Brandon Freeman, Kim (Andy) Dean, Amanda Freeman, Ashley Steen, Farron (Jonathan) Morris, Summer Freeman, Whitney Freeman, Brian Moore, Gary Moore, Samantha (Adam) Mabry, Randall (Bailey) Sellers, Tiffney (Dustin Pratt) Carpenter, Krista (Denny) Balchin, Kyle Rivers, Tony Tyner, Jr., Savannah Tyner; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jasmine, Noah, A.J., Jimmy, Bobbie Rose, Duke, Phillip, Hannah, Kaydin, Grayson, C.J., Tyler, Sophie, Kylie, Briley, Brentley, Logan, Floyd, Jackson, Jamison, Jaycee, Case, Cash, Noah M., Eason, Madyson, Peyton, Landen, Leland, Colter, Chayton; brother, Ronnie (Betty M.) Freeman of Chesterfield, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.   



Memorials may be made in memory of Vaden to Zoar United Methodist Church, C/O Debbie Foote, 2472 Zoar Rd, Cheraw, SC 29520; or to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation of America, 332 8th Avenue, 16th floor, New York, NY 1001.





          Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home ( of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Freeman family.

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm

Zoar United Methodist Church

Zoar Rd & Briar, Chesterfield, SC 29709

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