Life Story / Obituary
6-20-1936 – 9-30-20
Raymond “Ray” L. Neal, age 84, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Ascension All Saints Medical Center. He was born in Sullivan, MO, June 20, 1936, son of the late Roy and Alta (Nee: Clayton) Neal.
On April 3, 1969 he was united in marriage to Patricia J. Marvin. He was employed by Wisconsin Electric for many years. Ray enjoyed painting and artistry of the natural world. He also loved fishing and was an accomplished musician who excelled at guitar playing. More than anything Ray treasured time spent with his family.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Pat; his children, Roy (Robin) Neal, Jeff (Robin) Neal, Sue Neal, Randy (Liz) Marvin, Jeff (Micki) Marvin, Rick (Linda) Marvin; 18 grandchildren: Amanda and Tony, Tanner and Callie, Madison and MacKenzie, Linda, Bob and Matt, Ben and Olivia, Jaylon and Ava, Tatum and Josie, Opal, Presten and Charlotte; great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, whom all brought much joy; sister, Kathy Dean; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dennis (Jeri) Brower, Dallas (JoAnne) Brower; special friends, Bill and Mike; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Dail; and stepfather, Joe Karmalita.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 4, 2020, 4:00 pm at the funeral home. (The service will be live streamed at www.meredithfuneralhome.com, on the Raymond L. Neal page, service, time and press live stream). Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Sunday from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. Masks are required and will be provided if needed.
Special thanks to the nurses, who gave such loving care.