Brewton teen dies in crash on bike

Published 7:25 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
The life of a young Brewton man, best described as a “selfless person,” was cut short last weekend in a motorcycle crash outside Bay Minette.
Family and friends are still trying to cope with the death of 19-year-old Bobby Freeman, who was discovered dead Sunday afternoon near mile marker 28 on Hwy. 31 where his “sport bike” had apparently collided with a concrete utility pole. He had last been seen on Friday night around 11 p.m., and a missing person’s report was filed Saturday with the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office after family could not make contact with him.
Bobby Freeman graduated in 2007 from W.S. Neal High School where he was a star in the classroom and on the football field.
Freeman’s mother, Lee, said her son was a good boy who loved his friends and football. She added that he always had a passion for the gridiron even after his career ended.
Gwynne Shell, guidance counselor at Neal High School, said Freeman’s death was a complete surprise to everyone at the school. She added that he was an exceptional young man.
Those who knew Freeman said he was a good person and was never in any kind of trouble.
Freeman’s twin-brother, James, said he was one of the greatest people anyone could meet.
The accident remains under investigation by the Alabama State Trooper’s Office. Speed is believed to have been a factor.
Services for Freeman are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Zion Hill Baptist Church, with visitation from noon until service time.
In addition to his mother and twin brother, Freeman is survived by another brother, Cory Freeman of Brewton, and a half-brother, Dustin Easter of Virginia.

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