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James Neal

October 5, 1950 — April 10, 2021


James Lee Neal

Funeral services for Mr. James Lee Neal will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at New Haven Church in Milan, TN with Bro. Randy Beals officiating. Burial will follow with Military Honors in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery near Greenfield, TN. Visitation will be held Monday, April 12, 2021, from 5 until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 12 p.m. until service time at the church.


Mr. Neal, 70, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.


He was born in McKenzie, TN to the late Ernest Neal and Stella Griffin Neal. Mr. Neal was educated in the Trezevant schools where he graduated in 1968 and went on to earn a bachelors degree from U. T. Martin. James was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army. He retired as CFO of Martin Marietta with 32 years of service. James also served as a financial advisor with Woodmen of the World. He was an avid Braves fan, loving father, grandfather, and servant of others-having never met a stranger.


He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Hulon Neal, Billy Neal, Ann Presgrove.


He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Darlene Mathis Neal; son, Jamie Neal and wife Michele; daughters, Angela Hinson and husband Rory, Jennifer Carnal and husband Clint, Bethany Neal; siblings, Christine Archie and husband Paul, Stella Ruth Bennett; grandchildren, Julia and Jackson Neal, Mia Robinson (Brayden), Drew Hinson, Destiny Day (William), Alli and Luke Paschall, Nina Carnal, Jacob and Sydney Pennington.


Those honoring Mr. Neal as pallbearers will be: William Day, Brayden Robinson, Jacob Pennington, Luke Paschall, Jackson Neal, Drew Hinson; honorary pallbearers, Jamie Neal, Rory Hinson, Clint Carnal.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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