William Neal

Thursday, July 15, 2004

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- William G. Neal, 77, of Charleston died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo.

He was born March 23, 1927, at Clarkton, Mo., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Guy Neal. He and Bonnie Buttry were married Nov. 9, 2002.

Neal had been a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his wife; six sons, Larry and Donnie Neal of Sikeston, Jerry Neal of Bertrand, Mo., Tommy Neal of Cairo, Ill., Roy Neal of South Carolina, Gary Neal of East Prairie; two daughters, Joyce Leechman of Bertrand, Shirley Eve of Illinois; two half sisters, Juanita Gregory and Jean Hastings of Sikeston; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two half sisters.

Friends may call at First General Baptist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. today, and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Bill Meeks officiating. Burial will be in Oak grove Cemetery near Charleston.

McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.