Neal was a longtime resident of Apache Junction, AZ. He passed away quietly in his own bed at 2 p.m. during their nap, holding his wife Evelyn’s hand. After 70 years of marriage, he was still in love.
He was a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.
He was proud to serve in the U.S. Navy. At 17, he volunteered to serve for the duration of WWII in the Pacific.
He loved sports and was an avid bowler for 45 years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed sitting around the campfire telling old stories.
He enjoyed gardening and spent mornings and evenings among the plants, watching the birds and other animals.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Fern and 4 children, Evelyn Marie, Gloria Jean, Connie and Ronald Eugene. He had 6 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a huge extended family, and many friends.