Joel Freitag Obituary, Death – The late afternoon of December 21, 2022, saw the death of Dr. Joel G. Freitag, 59, of Crawford. Walter and Sylvia Freitag’s son, Dr. Freitag, was born on January 1st, 1963, and was reared in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, with a bachelor’s degree in 1984, and from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, with a doctorate in 1988. He married Sammi Boyd in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on December 31, 2001. Dr. Freitag attended Mass at Tours’ St. Martin’s Catholic Church.

Additionally, he is a member of the American Medical Association, American Heart Association, Texas Neurological Society, American Academy of Neurology, and American Academy of Neurology. He was also in charge of the Ascension Providence Hospital’s stroke patients division. He has been a neurologist at the Central Texas Neurological Association in Waco for the past 30 years. Dr. Freitag loved spending time with his family and was very close to them. He especially enjoyed playing and coaching softball with his kids.

He loved playing golf, going places, and showing off his shelties. He also loved working on the ranch. His parents, his father-in-law Calvin Boyd, his brother Bill Hens, and sisters Ellen Borden and Eileen Fusellaro were among those who passed away before Dr. Freitag. His children Jacy, Aden, Remi, Nash, and Knox Freitag, his wife of 21 years, Sammi Freitag of Crawford; his mother-in-law Nancy Boyd; his brother-in-law J.C. “Scooter” Boyd; his brother John Hens and wife Laurie; his sister Nancy Segal and husband Robin; and a sizable number of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends will all miss him dearly.

On Thursday at six o’clock in the evening, a rosary will be recited in the chapel of the Aderhold Funeral Home in West. After that, there will be a visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Rev. Ed Karasek will preside over a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, December 30, 2022, at Tours’ St. Martin’s Catholic Church. Burial takes place in the nearby St. Mary’s Cemetery as the last step. Dr. Timothy Martindale, Chris Shoots, Randy Gardell, Ted Uptmore Jr., and J.C. “Scooter” Boyd serve as the pallbearers. Flowers and donations to the American Heart Association can be traded.