Ronald Neeley, age 55, of Mickey Road, Shelby, died Sunday, July 15, 2007 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
Ron was born May 21, 1952 in Willard. He was a graduate of Plymouth High School and worked in various positions at MTD for over 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, the outdoors, and going to garage sales. He loved spending time with his family. Ron was a Christian who is now at home with his heavenly father.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Adkins) Neeley, whom he married on October 27, 1978; 5 daughters and their spouses, Rhonda and Andrew Motter, of Maryland, Joyce Isaac, of Florida, Bridget and David Sparks, of Florida, Misty and Jamie Taylor, of Shelby, Angela and Dustin Williams, of Bucyrus; his grandchildren, Kayla Sparks, Alex Sparks, Patty Isaac, all of Florida, Deven Neeley, Zackery Taylor, Prestyn Taylor, all of Shelby, Abby Motter, Elly Motter, both of Maryland, Mason Williams, Bryke Williams, both of Bucyrus; a brother and his spouse, Harold and Diana Neeley, of Georgia; a sister, Phyllis Keene, of Willard; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, S.T. and Betty Adkins, of Shelby; a host of other family and friends; and his TV buddy and canine companion, Tanner.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Edward Neeley, in 1948, Timothy Neeley in 1958, Richard Neeley, in 1977; his mother, Marie (Mullins) Neeley, in 1979; a brother-in-law, William Keene; his father, Marion L. Neeley, in 2006; and his step-mother of 26 years, Della (Adkins) Neeley, in 2006.
Friends may call on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 from 4-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, and also from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Thursday. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday at the funeral home, with his father-in-law, Rev S.T. Adkins, his brother-in-law, Rev. Mike Barnett, and his son-in-law, Rev. David Sparks officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at