ZEBULON - Joseph Howard Freeman, 70, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Rex Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, April 20, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial followed in Raleigh Memorial Park.

He was born in Wake County and was a retired salesman with Sir Walter Chevrolet. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph “Jo Jo” Freeman.

Surviving: wife, Julia Johnson Freeman; daughters, Martha Avent (Andy) of Pink Hill, Debbie Freeman of Raleigh, Beverly Freeman of Zebulon and Sheryl Figured of Raleigh; son, David Freeman of Raleigh; sister, Martha Jackson of Raleigh; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Flowers accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615 or to the American Heart Association, P. O. box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.