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John Jerry Freeland, 68, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on December 29, 2018, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas.. Burial will follow at Sycamore Cemetery in Burkeville, Texas at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Bridge City, Texas, on January 15, 1950, he was the son of Merritt Joseph Freeland and Vada (Miller) Freeland. He worked as a Foreman for Burton Shipyard. He enjoyed collecting coins and spending lots of time fishing. John was a genuinely good person who loved his family dearly. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Merritt and Vada Freeland; brothers, Arliss Freeland and twin, Joe-Terry Freeland. John is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Patricia Freeland; children, John Jerry Sparkman, Leeann Bertrand and husband Brock, and Angela Ballard and husband Joshua; grandchildren, Mason Sparkman, Rhys Bertrand, Brandon Ballard, and Alana Ballard; and his siblings, Vivian Richard, Darlene Moseley, Meredith Kirkmeyer, and Paula Stuckey. Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Ballard, Josh Ballard, Brock Bertrand, and Mason Sparkman.