April 4, 1969 - October 31, 2013

Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery

on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. for Taft native, Robert

Michael Freeman, 44. Rev. Rodney Wikoff, pastor of West Hills Church of

the Nazarene, will officiate. Mr. Freeman was born in Taft on April 4, 1969

and passed away in Bakersfield on October 31, 2013. He was raised and

educated in Taft and graduated from high school in 1988. Mr. Freeman

was employed as an animal control officer for the County of Kern. He

attended the West Hills Church of the Nazarene. He was preceded in

death by his mother, Cheryl Gibson and by his grandparents. Mr. Freeman

is survived by his three sons, Skyler, Branson and Isaiah Freeman; his dad,

Dan Gibson; his father, Barry Freeman; his brother, Mark Gibson; his stepsister,

Cindy Schummy and his very special friend, Suzanne. The family

would like to thank Tara, a fellow animal control officer, for her help during

Robert’s hospitalization. No visitation hours are scheduled. To convey

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