The Passing of Bill Freeman

The VirtualBoxwell team is sad to announce the passing of Bill Freeman. Bill was a long time Scouter and in recent years served as the Scoutmaster of Troop 200. For Boxwell, Bill was the Head Ranger, coming on after the retirement of Willie Claud in 1995. He stayed on at Boxwell through FOUR Reservation Directors: Larry Green, Ron Turpin, Pat Scales, and Carl Adkins. He retired in 2006. Boxwell was his second retirement with his first coming after 38 years with Nashville Electric Service. This connection with NES led to a great number of telephone poles being donated to Boxwell, including the uprights used for the Al Hendrickson Tower at COPE.

Bill loved to talk to people when they came up to camp, spending large chunks of time swapping stories. And of course, everyone who knew him for any period of time always commented on his enormous hands that would dwarf others when shaking hands.

Bill had been sick for awhile before his passing on December 3, 2022 at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife of 58 years and his children. Services will be held this Friday in Goodlettsville. Details in the link.

Bill Freeman on the tractor, mowing Boxwell in May 2003.

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