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Richard Neal

August 20, 1938 — February 25, 2024

Florence

Richard Neal went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 25, 2024, in Jackson, MS. Born on August 20, 1938, to Walter and Laura Neal in Monticello, MS. Richard’s life was a devoted man with a strong love for his family, and a passion for golf and dominos where he placed 2nd in the World Championship Tournament. He was a member of Briar Hill Baptist church where he served the Lord as an ordained deacon.

Richard's career at Coca-Cola showed his commitment to excellence and his charismatic nature. Outside of work, Richard found joy in the simple pleasures of life. Whether spending time on the golf course, engaging in friendly dominos matches or coaching baseball and football in the rec leagues, he approached every moment with a zest that was truly infectious. He also had a soft spot in his heart for stray animals.

Richard is survived by the love of his life and wife of 68 years, Sue Neal of Florence; son Don Neal (Carol) of Florence; daughter Vicki Sitton (Donnie) of Humble, TX; grandchildren Rebecca Tharp (Ben), Sarah Lee (Robert), Rachel Neal, Rick Neal, Matthew Sitton (Casey), Michael Sitton (Davra), and Melissa Haynes (Jay); as well as 20 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Laura Neal, and his eight siblings. In their time of grief, Richard's family finds solace in the memories of a kind-hearted man who touched so many lives during his time on Earth.

Visitation will be held at Briar Hill Baptist Church in Florence on February 28, 2024, starting at 10:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 PM. The Interment will take place at Briar Hill Community Cemetery at 1:00 PM.

Richard Neal will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace knowing that he was cherished and loved by many.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Briar Hill Baptist Church

707 MS-469, Florence, MS 39073

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Briar Hill Baptist Church

707 MS-469, Florence, MS 39073

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Interment

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Briar Hill Community Cemetery

707 Hwy 469 N, Florence, MS 39073

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