Darrell James Freeman, 59, of Van Buren passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at a local hospital. He was employed by Gerber Products Co. in Fort Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Van Buren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Idabell (Corzine) Freeman; and one sister, Linda Freeman.

He is survived by one son, Billy Freeman and wife Joyce of Van Buren; one daughter, Cassie Sheppard of Alma; three sisters, Mary Crocker of California, Barbara Simmons of North Carolina and Joyce Calicott and husband Michael of Fort Smith; one brother, Tommy Freeman and wife Mary of Alma; and six grandchildren.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home there will be no formal visitation.

Pallbearers will be Mike Smith, Larry McGee, Conrad Webbing and Landon Freeman.

Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.