Luke Freeman


Luke Freeman was born on July 8, 1997, in Amarillo, Texas. He died on July 11, 2020, at the age of 23. He was the third and youngest child of Wilson and Tonya Freeman. Luke was a ball of fire! It was assumed by most people that if Luke had been the firstborn, chances are Tonya and Wilson may have stopped having more children. Despite his jesterly doings, his sister Berkley and older brother Wils loved him dearly and they were all very close.

Luke had a huge heart, witty logic, and an old soul. One was never sure what perspective he would take, but rest assured it was unique, creative, and often contradictory. Luke was loving, kind, and confident. Like his dad, brother, and Grandfather Warren, Luke was an enthusiastic fisherman and hunter. He found both solace and passion in the “thrill of the catch.” He would light up a room with his smile then tell a great story! Luke loved spending time with people from different walks of life. His friendships spanned from the ages of eight to eighty-eight. When Luke spoke, he had the gift of making people feel special, as if they were the most important person in the room. His distinct wisdom, curiosity, and sweet laugh will be sorely missed.

Luke was preceded in death by his grandmother, Celine Seay Freeman, and his uncles, Warren Thomas “Tom” Freeman and Dale Conrad Roberts.

He is survived by his parents, Wilson and Tonya Freeman, sister, Berkley Freeman, brother and sister-in-law, Wils Freeman and TJ, niece Ellie; grandfathers, Warren Freeman, Jerry Crumpler, and Mike Wells; grandmothers, Darlene Wells, and Peggy Crumpler; aunts and uncles, Philip and Lisa Freeman, and Randa and Mike Scott; cousins, Hayden, Austin and Mikkel and their children Taos and Porter, Hampton and Alex, Savannah, Lena, Chris, Toinette, Lonnie, Max, Sam, Gabby, and Gracie; numerous great-aunts, and a huge assortment of friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M., Monday, July 13, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Llano Cemetery with Dr. Murray Gossett officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

For the safety of our seniors, we would appreciate it if you wore a mask, if not please try to social distance.

Please feel free to bring a lawn chair due to limited seating at Llano Cemetery.

53 Replies to “Luke Freeman”

  1. All our love to you Tonya and Wilson… our hearts are broken and are lifting you and your family up in prayer.
    Laurie and Bobby Pinkston

  2. Wilson and Tonya, my heart just breaks for y’all. I pray you feel Gods presence carrying you at this difficult time. Luke will be greatly missed, and it will be a glorious reunion when you are together again in the place the Father has prepared for us. Prayers lifting up the family and all who loved him!

  3. May the memories you have of Luke give you comfort at this very difficult time. Sending prayers of comfort to Tonya, Wilson, Berkley and Wills; love and prayers to the Freeman Family. I keep a picture in my mind of Celine opening her arms to greet Luke and David M. is there too, welcoming him to the PDC in the heavens. 🙏💙

  4. Tonya snd Wilson our hearts break with yours.
    Thankful for all the great memories with Luke.
    He must have been a hoot. Think of those fun stories that will bring smiles to your face.
    We are praying for you to have strength and peace.
    In deepest sympathy.
    Nancy and Champ

  5. I am so very sorry, I cannot imagine the broken hearts your family has. May God comfort each of you in your time of pain. God Bless You All.
    Helen Fassauer

  6. I was so sorry to hear about your brother, your son. Having Berkley in class at St. Mary’s remains a highlight, and she was a testament to how wonderful your family is. I also remember the kindness shown when getting flowers for my father-in-law’s memorial service. Know that I am thinking of you all, and sending heartfelt prayers-

  7. I cannot even imagine the pain you are feeling now. We are lifting your family up and our thoughts are with you all.
    Kirk and Trisha Hill

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. I know you are a family of faith and the Lord is with you during this difficult time.

  9. A very special son, brother and grandson taken from his loving family way too soon. Love, hugs and prayers for all of you from AZ.

  10. Tonya, Wilson and Family,

    My heart goes out to every one of you . Luke was always a pleasant kid growing up whenever I saw him with Anthony. He grew into a gentle young man with a passion for life and making people smile.

    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers today, tomorrow and always.

  11. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for God’s comfort to you in this time of grief. Alice and Doug Hyde

  12. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son Luke. I pray that you can someday find peace and that God will wrap his arms around you and lift you up at this heartbreaking time. Love, Gail Scott

  13. Our deepest, sincere sympathy to all the Freeman’s…our “almost”family.. Our love and prayers pour out to you ALL. Luke’s tribute in the obituary is beautiful! He seemed like quite a guy! Too bad we never got to meet him. Sincerely, Chip & Maria Thompson, children & grands.

  14. Love and prayers to you all. May you feel God’s peace beyond your understanding in the coming days.

  15. I was saddened to hear that Luke passed away. He was a student of mine at St. Mary’s School. I have wonderful memories of him being a “ball of fire” with the biggest smile. I even named one of my sons Luke. My heart is broken for you all. I am praying for you. ~Mrs.WestlakeAnderson

  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Freeman family.
    Love and prayers

  17. To the entire Tree Trunks crew – I am so sorry for the loss of sweet Luke. I will never forget seeing him and Wils trot around the pool. I was always in perpetual amazement of the Freeman kiddos, who could swim better at 5 years old than I could at… well, even now! Our angel Celine, undoubtedly one of the most lovely, kind, and elegant women I’ve ever met, is embracing him tightly. Our family is sending you abundant love. – Mary (Sterling) Baird

  18. Luke was the sweetest most ornery boy I have ever known and loved. He was always smiling and could carry on a conversation with anyone about anything. Everyone who ever met him loved his bright shining smile. I love you Luke. Tell Ken some of your funny stories when you see him.

  19. Luke was an. Amazing young man!! I have known the Freeman family most all of my life !! My heart so much for this beautiful family🙏😘🇺🇸

  20. I was saddened by the news of the loss of Luke. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family

    Roger Liedtke

  21. So sorry for your loss. I had Luke for 4 years at Amarillo High. At times he and I would but heads but we had become friends. What a terrible loss. He will certainly be missed by all. Praying for each family member at this time. Best Regards, Hugh Wilson

  22. Tonya and Wilson, Darlene and Mike, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you work through this difficult time.

  23. So much love, memories, laughter, and joy Luke brought to the Johnson family…..not enough words can
    discribe all the memories they have together with Him and you as a family….
    Praying for you all…With Great Love…….Phylllis (Me’me’) Johnson Burress

  24. We are deeply saddened to hear this news, Wilson and Tonya. Our love and prayers for you and your family. May God’s presence hold you close. Our love. To you- Smith Family
    Grant, Maxine, Lindsey and Erin

  25. Love you Luke Freeman! You brought so much joy into my life and will be greatly missed by all who knew you! May you Rest In Peace! My thoughts are with the Freeman Family today and always as your grieve the loss of a son, a brother , a grandson ,a nephew, and a cousin!
    Love and prayers,
    Anna Thompson

  26. Prayers for you Tonya, Wilson, Berkley & Wils
    My heart goes out to you during this very difficult time.
    I pray for peace, comfort and understanding for this tragedy.
    Lean on your God and faith to help you navigate through this
    Love to you all ❤️🙏

  27. We are thinking of you during this time and are praying for peace and comfort for each of you.
    Love you-
    Marvin and Amy Mode

  28. My heart is heavy for your family, especially Tonya, Wilson, Berkley, & Wils. Sending my love and prayers and asking God for peace that passes all understanding.

  29. Our heartfelt sympathy at this time in your life. May God wrap you in His arms so that you feel His wonderful love. I pray peace for you and yours.

  30. Omg! I will miss you so much! I always looked for my special hug when I came to the shop! I always counted on you to help me get flowers loaded! I loved your smile and us picking on each other! Rest safe in the arms of your Father God and tell Him Howdy for me!

  31. We are so saddened by the sudden loss of your son Luke. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

  32. My prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of you and your family during this time of grief. May God carry you through this and bless your family.

  33. Oh Luke, you always made me laugh and made my daughter laugh. We always had fun when you hung out with all of us. I’ll never forget the one time you ate my leftover spaghetti or going on the canoe and you turning us all over. RIP. And catch the biggest fish up in Heaven.

  34. My prayers are filled with your family tonight.
    Wilson and Tonya, you especially are in my thoughts.

  35. Praying for Wilson and Tonya and all the family and friends. He will be dearly missed. He always made me smile at the shop. Will always remember his smile.

  36. My sincere condolences to Luke’s mother my niece Tonya and his dad Wilson, his sister Berkley and brother Wils. All our family are devastated by this sadness. Sincerly, Marcie Crumpler Leggett

  37. I pray for peace and understanding during this difficult time. What a precious young man. Many hugs and prayers!

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