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Family members of John Freeman ’03 gather to remember his cross country legacy
Rita Mitchell

Several members of John Freeman’s (’03) family came together on Sept. 9 to commemorate John’s memory and legacy. Family members in attendance were John’s mother Patsy, John’s sister Keri and her husband Ron and their children, John’s brother Bill and his wife Anait and their children, John’s brother Devlen and his wife Marie, and John’s nephew Dylan.

John was an avid cross country runner, and Webb’s cross country course - which is heralded as one of the best in Middle Tennessee - is named in his memory. The gathering included a personal reading to the family from Ken Cheeseman, Head of School, followed by a slideshow including photos from John’s time at Webb and fond quotes from former classmates. Following the presentation, the statue of John’s bronzed running spikes were unveiled by his mother, Patsy. This statue will be on display every year at the annual John Freeman Invitational. The day concluded with the family going on a golf cart ride around the John Freeman course. The course has several mile-marker stones, which were personally selected and hand placed by John’s late father, Dr. Bill Freeman.