Freeman William DeLane, of Houston, born on Nov 4, 1935 and passed away peacefully at his home with his daughter, Wendy and son Blake by his side on Aug. 8, 2011.

At Freeman’s request, there will not be a funeral. Instead, friends and family are cordially invited to join in celebrating his life at the home of cousin Carlton and Betty Harmon, 2205 W. Sunset Drive in Orange on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 5:00 pm.

Freeman was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Willie Lee DeLane and nephew Matt Stephenson.

He survived by his son, William Blake DeLane Hatz; grandson Cooper Martin Hatz; brother Jerry, and his wife Sherry Delane; sister Billie Jean Wright; nephew Scott DeLane; nieces Cheryl DeLane Hitchcock, Brenda Riegier and Dena Painter; numerous cousins, great nieces and nephews.

Freeman was a hardworking, loving, kind and gentle man who was always there for anyone who needed him. He loved fishing and was an avid golfer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice,2636 S. Loop West, Suite 210, Houston, Texas 77054.