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Warren Dale Freeman
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 • Posted September 1, 2010

Warren Dale Freeman passed away Friday, August 27, 2010 at the age of 53. He was born September 1, 1956 in Burnet, Texas to Bonnie Faye (Scott) and Warren Carl Freeman. He married Jil (Landon) Freeman, August 11, 1979, at Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church in Llano, Texas.

After graduating from Llano High School in 1974, Dale went on to obtain degrees from both Southwest Texas and The University of Texas at Austin School of Pharmacy, where he finished at the top of his class. However, this soft-spoken man was known more for his kind heart than his many accomplishments. He was first and foremost a devoted and loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. But many also knew Dale as an avid (and fifth-generation) rancher and business man—a member of the Hill Country Livestock Raisers Association, as well as the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. Always an entrepreneurial spirit, his business, the Kingsland Pharmacy, was most recently voted 2010‘s "Business of the Year." His work ethic and selfless outlook on life set an example for all. He loved his family; he loved his ranch; he loved his pharmacy; he loved his community. He was loved by all.

Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Freeman Dann of Bluffton, Texas; wife, Jil Freeman of Kingsland, Texas; three sons, Jason Freeman and wife Elizabeth of Dallas, Texas, Blake Freeman and Stephen Freeman both of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Joe Freeman and wife Carol of Llano, Texas; sister, Kathy Mudd and husband Gary of Bluffton, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father Carl Freeman in 1964.

Dale will lie in state Sunday, August 29, 2010, beginning 12:00 Noon at the Waldrope-Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel in Llano, Texas, and visitation will be held there from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 30, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. at the Llano High School Auditorium with Reverend Tommy Beck officiating. Burial will follow at the Llano City Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Jason Freeman, Blake Freeman, Stephen Freeman, Scott Bradley, Travis Ratliff, Hunter Ratliff, Ross Freeman, Billy Ratliff, and Mark Stephenson. Honorary Pallbearers will be his many friends in Kingsland and Llano County.

Memorials may be made to the Dale Freeman Memorial Scholarship Fund; Prosperity Bank, 1801 W. Ranch Road 1431, Kingsland, Texas 78639

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to or you may log onto our website, for online condolences.

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