Obituary of James R. "Jim" Neal, Sr.
James R. "Jim" Neal, Sr. age 71, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.
Jim was a proud American and proudly served his country in two wars. He was in the Navy during Vietnam and he served in the Army Reserves during Desert Storm. He was a faithful member of the American Legion 107. He loved his family, especially the ones who called him Papaw. Jim loved to be outdoors – hunting or fishing. He made many friends, especially when working at Walmart in Marion, where he worked for several years. He was loved by his family and a friend to many. Jim will be missed, especially by the apple of his eye – Paisley Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda Louise Neal; and parents, Cecil and Naoe Neal.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Lindsey Neal of Emory, Va.; sons, James R. Neal, Jr. of Chilhowie, Va., Michael Neal of Fla., Robert Neal, Nicklaus Neal, and Cody Neal, all of Emory, Va.; sisters, Barbara Neal of Chilhowie, Va., Shirley Adams and husband, Steve of Ind., and Colleen Buchanan of Bristol, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Sam Haynes officiating and Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. until the time of service.
To share memories of James R. "Jim" Neal, Sr., please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Jim's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.