Thursday, October 4, 2012

Robbie Freiburger, Eureka Springs UPS Driver, age 46, of Harrison passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012, at his home after a 5 year battle with cancer. He was born May 27, 1966, in Fort Lauderdale, FL the son of Janice Stier Potts.

Robbie loved serving God as an active member of First Baptist Church of Bull Shoals where he enjoyed teaching the Mighty Men's Sunday school class. Robbie enjoyed working for UPS and meeting the people on his routes over his 27 years as a driver. Robbie was also active in martial arts and weight lifting. On the weekends you could find Robbie in the deer woods or in his shop working as a mechanic. Robbie was also a devoted and loving husband, father, brother and friend.

Robert Edwin Freiburger is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Rhonda Joy Freiburger of the home, his children, Kayte, Kristan, Kinsey, Kaleb and Karsen all of the home, his brothers Todd Moss of Ohio, Scott Moss and Doug Potts of Harrison, grandparents Ivan and Eileen Atkinson, mother and father-in-law Rodney and Ruth Stromlund, brothers and sister-in-laws Todd and Roxie Carlton of Jefferson City, Mo, Heath and Renae Kirkpatrick of Harrison, Rodney Stromlund Jr of Dallas, TX and Michael and Karisha Munise of Siloam Springs, AR and a host of other family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.

Services were at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Eagle Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Backus and Rev. Rodney Stromlund speaking. Private burial was Tuesday in Maple Leaf cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby Hopper, Troy Holton, Gary Edwards, Will Daniels, Doug Potts, Scott Moss, Todd Moss and Mike Fountain. Honorary Pallbearers were Doug Wintle and Mighty Men's Sunday school class, UPS and his Eureka Springs family, Scott Barron, James Patterson, Joe and Joanne Dzubay, Dr. Ron Reese, Dr. Scott Ferguson, his nieces and nephews and Rhuel Luttrell Black Belt Club.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Freiburger children's education fund may be made at Community First Bank or contributions to the Gideon's Society.

Robbie lived to glorify God and shared his faith with those he met! "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. "II Timothy 4:7-8. Real Men love Jesus as Robbie liked to say!

Thank you to all that cared for him and a special thank you to Dr. Reese, the home health nurses, and his niece Kara Carlton who helped provide the care for him that kept him home with his family.