William George Freeland, Sr

William George Freeland, Sr, 95, husband of Gladys Smith Freeland for over 71 years, of Simpsonville, SC, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 4, 2023.  Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, he was a son of the late George and Jessie Hammond Freeland.

After graduating from high school, Bill joined the Navy serving as a photographer.  After leaving the Navy, Bill went to work as a cameraman for The Ernie Kovacs Show at Chanel 3 in Philadelphia, PA.  He stayed with the company through three mergers, became the Stage Manager for the Mike Douglas Show, and retired after 43 years of service.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his three children, William “Billy” George Freeland, Jr. of Simpsonville, SC, Deborah Lee “DebLee” Freeland of Greenville, SC, and Susan Lee Biel and husband Keith of Garnet Valley, PA; one grandson, Alexander K. Mudry of Pennsylvania; and a sister-in-law, Terry Freeland of Clinton, SC.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two brothers, John Freeland and Robert Freeland.

A Memorial Service will be held at Holly Ridge Baptist Church, 260 Adams Mill Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 11:00 am.  The family will visit with friends prior to the service beginning at 10:30 am.  Bill will be laid to rest at M.J. Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, SC.

Condolences to the family of William George Freeland, Sr

  • Cam Ramsey
    7 months ago

    God bless the Freeland family in this hour. The Lord rejoices at the arrival of “Mr Bill!”
    I’ve only known the Freelands for about 5+ years but felt close to them in many ways.
    Loved seeing their smiling faces every Sunday morning at church.
    Always a joy to talk to.
    All my love to the family!✝️

  • I am truly sorry to hear of Mr. Freeland’s passing. He was a kind man and great father! He will be missed.

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