The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at the Meadows' Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Liberty Cemetery, Pineville Road, Buena Vista, Georgia.
Mr. Neal was born April 15, 1950 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to the late Ollis Neal and Ester Brown Neal. He was preceded in death by three siblings: Ethel Neal, Myrtice Evablinker and George Neal, Sr. He were educated in the public school system of Marion County, where he graduated from Buena Vista High School in 1968. He continued his education from South Georgia Technical College where he majored in auto mechanics in 1970.
He was united in Holy matrimony in 1969 to the late Julia Lynn Daniels, and to this union, one son was born. He received his Christian training from local churches. He retired from Davison Rubber Company of Americus, Georgia in 2007 as a Machine operator. For two years, he was employed with the Marion County Sheriff Department as a Jailer and Dispatcher.
Survivors are one son, Samuel Burnell Neal (Catresa), Buena Vista, Georgia; two grandchildren, Alyssa Wynn and Jaylon Wynn; six siblings, Essie Neal, Landover, Maryland, Sallie Neal and Otis Neal, both of Buena Vista, Georgia, Jerome Neal (Ossie), Landover, Maryland, Carolyn Posey, Buena Vista, Georgia, and Sheriff Darrell Neal (Carol), Buena Vista, Georgia; his companion, Patricia Garmon, Buena Vista, Georgia; two aunts, Lelia Mae Williams, Decatur, Georgia and Merian Neal, Brooklyn, New York; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.