August 19, 1941 ~ May 26, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Linda Darris Houchens Freeman, 78, born in Barren County, KY on August 19, 1941, passed away at her residence May 26, 2020. She was the daughter of the late Buford and Gladys Steenbergen Houchens. Mrs. Freeman was a retired cashier and receptionist for Houchens Industries for over 20 years. She was a 1959 graduate of Austin Tracy High School and a member of East Main Church of Christ.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Jimmie Freeman; son, Jeff Freeman (Shari); granddaughter, Ashley Freeman and fiancé’ Scott Mills, who are expecting a baby boy in August; Gabe Wallace of Glasgow; Megan (John) Cecil and their 3 children, Carter, Hallie and Maci of Elizabethtown; special friend and niece, Tammy Richardson (Bobby); sister, Ruth Glass of Glasgow; sister-in-law, Nell Houchens of Glasgow; brother-in-law, Jamie Freeman of Elkmont, Alabama; sisters-in-law, Virginia Houchens and Patty Houchens of Bowling Green; sister-in-law, Sandra Dunn of Cullman, Alabama; sister-in-law and special friend, Edquna Thompson of Cullman, Alabama, longtime friend, Janet Dilley of Glasgow; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four brothers, Ruel, Suel, Glynn and James Houchens; brothers-in-law, Chuck Dunn and Hurshel Glass; and sister-in-law Marnice Medlin.

Linda is also survived by her two four-legged family members, Gizmo and Pebbles, who will greatly miss her.

The funeral service will be held Friday, May 29th at 1:00pm at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday between 9:30am and 12:00pm at the funeral home.

In addition to flowers, memorial contributions can be made to BRAWA P.O. Box 171 Glasgow, KY 42142-0171.

Family and friends may visit at 1:00pm to participate in the live stream of the funeral celebration. A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Freeman. Please share your condolences with the family at

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  1. Ashley, My thoughts and prayers will be with you during the passing of your dear grandmother. Linda. I know how much you loved her. So sorry for your loss.

  2. I am so so sorry for your loss, Jim!! We love you and many many prayers in the days ahead… she was a special lady- she always wanted the best for her family… I loved her spirit … she loved y’all so much… one of a kind for sure… 🙏🙏❤️❤️

  3. my thoughts and prayers are with you all I worked with linda at houchens along time ago she was a very nice person to work with may god wrap his arms around you all.

  4. Jim, so sorry about your loss. I have some fond memories of Linda from our trips to Wisconsin. You all are in our prayers. Becky, and Ben Tomblinson.

  5. First job I had was part time at Houchens on S.Green St. When I met Linda she made me feel so at ease and had a great personality with a contagious laugh. Prayers for the family, I know you will greatly miss her.

  6. Linda was a very sweet lady. We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

    Virginia Houchens & Suanne Houchens

  7. Jeff,
    I know this is hard. Thinking about you, bud. And praying for peace of mind and heart.
    (Gifted BRAWA in your mom’s honor.)

  8. We watched the funeral online. Such a beautiful service. Debbies and your words touched our hearts; we cried with you. My first memory of Linda and Jimmy was at your great-grandparents house (Buford & Gladys Houchens). All of the Houchens were there, along with their sisters and brothers and families. Lawn chairs were huddled together and lots of talking and laughing. Think I was with my Granny And Papa and for some reason sitting with the adults.

    I remember (even though I was just a girl), knowing they were so much in love as your Linda was slapping Jimmy’s hands while she was giggling (they had just married or about to be). She was always a firecracker and a ball of fun and such a good person. So sorry for your loss. We will all miss her. Will be making a donation to BRAWA in her memory. Love to all of the family 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  9. Jim, I am so so sorry… what an amazing lady… love you and your family… many thoughts and prayers. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

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