The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

Roy Allen Freeman


September 15, 2016 | View PDF

Lifelong Seward resident, Mr. Roy Allen Freeman, 69, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 at his home in Seward.

Private family services will be held.

Roy was born Feb. 10, 1947 in Seward, where he grew up and had graduated from the Seward High School. Roy entered into the Army National Guard and had worked a multitude of careers starting with paper boy, he was also a mechanic at Saindon's Service Station and Terry's Chevron, a commercial fisherman and an operator for the City of Seward before becoming a Foreman and Operator for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation from which he retired in 1999 at the age of 52. He was a former member of the Seward Volunteer Fire Department and Seward Elks Lodge.

Roy enjoyed woodworking, fixing things (as he could fix just about anything he put his hands on), yardwork, cars, watching NASCAR, cooking and watching his two grandchildren grow into the exceptional young adults they are today.

"My family will miss his welcoming smile, his funny songs, his old stories, his whistling, his humor, and his vast knowledge of Seward and Alaska. My dad sincerely missed my mom each and every day since her passing in 2011. He was never the same after she was gone. We are comforted with the thought of them being together again, forever and always. My dad was a quiet, hardworking, honest, sincere, loving man who will be missed dearly by all that knew him," wrote his daughter.

Roy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Carol Ann Freeman (1949–2011); his father, Robert Hugh Freeman (1908–1959); and his mother, Lillie Esther Freeman (1909–1980).

He is survived by his brother, George Earl Freeman of Seward, AK; daughter and son in-law, Nichole Suzette (Freeman) Smith and Bruce William Smith of Sterling, AK; grandson, Brett Robert Smith of Sterling, AK; granddaughter, Kayli Ann Smith of Sterling, AK; and son, Robert "Bobby" Allen Freeman of Seward, AK.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roy's memory to the Seward Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 832, Seward, AK 99664.

Arrangements were by the Anchorage Funeral Home. Please visit Roy's obituary and online guestbook at


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