Marion L. Neeley
Marion L. Neeley, age 81, of Presidential Blvd. Shelby, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a short illness.
He has now started his new life in heaven with his Savior, Jesus Christ. Born in Floyd County, KY on September 24, 1924, he was the son of Andrew and Pheobie (Hackworth) Neeley. He had been a resident of the Plymouth/Shelby area most of his life.
Marion was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in Germany. After the war, he worked at Wilken’s Air Force Depot in Shelby, and retired from General Motors in Ontario. He enjoyed participating in the GM retirement dinners where he was able to catch up with old and new friends. He was an active member at the Tiro United Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years until the time of his death. He cherished the time spent time with his family and church family. He enjoyed camping, fishing, working on lawn mowers, and the fellowship of the walkers at Westfield Mall in Ontario.
He is survived by his wife, Della M. (Adkins) Cravens Neeley, whom he married on January 12, 1980. Also surviving is his daughter, Phyllis Keene of Willard; sons, Harold (Diane) Neeley of Calhoun, GA, and Ronald (Linda) Neeley of Shelby; brothers, Ralph (Wanda) Neeley, James (Shirley) Neeley, Andrew (Debbie) Neeley all of Plymouth, and Carl (Barb) Neeley of Norwalk. He also shared his love with his 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie (Mullins) Neeley in 1979, three sons, Edward, Timmy, and Richard Neeley, a brother, Fallen Neeley, three sisters, Edith Barnett, Veatrice Furr, and Opal Neeley, and a son-in-law, William (Junior) Keene.
Friends may call on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM. His pastor, Rev. Merlin Dye, and his brother-in-law, Rev. S.T. Adkins, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions can be made to the Tiro United Baptist Church in care of the Turner Funeral Home.