John C. Neal, Jr., 82, of Chillicothe, MO passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital in Kansas City MO.
J.C. Neal Jr. was born September 7, 1930 in Utica MO the son of John Clinton Neal Sr. and Mayme Ethel Walz Neal.
He graduated from Mooresville High School in 1948 and served in the United States Air Force from 1952 - 1953 in Texas, California and Mississippi during the Korean War as an aircraft mechanic.
J.C. was a life-long farmer in the Utica area.
He was a life time member of the Utica Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and camping, boating, and water skiing. He liked to travel, but spending time with his friends and family was his greatest pleasure.
He is survived by his daughters, Angela (Roman) Kozak, Tamera Bowman (Garry) Miller, Melody (Willie) Pigao, Cynthia (Steven) Racz and Joni (Mo) Karim; son, Clinton (Michelle) Neal III; grandchildren, Kristi Watson, Sheyla, Amber and Chelsea Pigao, Nathan Racz, Letitia (Jeff) Dakin, Sarah Karim, John (Erika) and Lindsay Neal; great grandchildren, A’likai, Ale’a and Shaileah Pigao-Mundon, Zander and Maddox Dakin, Anthony and Cali Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Utica Baptist Church or the Utica Cemetery and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe MO 64601. On-line condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com .
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Utica Baptist Church, Utica MO.
There is no scheduled visitation.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
There will be a private family burial at Utica Cemetery, Utica MO.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe MO.