Freddie Joe Essman, 66, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Monday, December 5, 2022 at his home. Freddie was born on September 23, 1956 to William Jackson Essman and Georgia May (Watts) Essman in Waldron, Arkansas. Freddie worked as a maintenance man for Tyson’s for 32 years. He was the Lake Hinkle Fire Chief for many years. Freddie loved hunting and fishing. Living in the Lake Hinkle Community and being on the water was something he truly loved. Freddie and Sue enjoyed drinking coffee on the front porch in the mornings and watching the eagles fly in with his dog Hass.
Freddie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Susan of the home. Four daughters: Ashley Baumgartner of Paris, Arkansas; April Rasdon of Waldron, Arkansas; Brandy Petersen of Waldron, Arkansas; Laura Petersen of Waldron, Arkansas and eleven grandchildren: Radon Baumgartner, Dax Baumgartner, Brook Baumgartner, Dillion Asbury, Faith Asbury, Hope Self, Kaci Rasdon, Jonathan Golf, Jakeup Petersen, Michael Paul Lutterull, Robert Lutterull, many nieces and nephews.
Freddie was preceded in death by his parents, William Jackson and Georgia May Essman; two brothers, William “JR” Jackson Essman and Royal Lee Essman; two nephews, Charlie Eden and Richard Eden and his beloved dog Bella.
Freddie’s family will be hosting a memorial service of remembrance at a later date.
Cremation arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
You may leave words of remembrance for Freddie’s family by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com