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Visitation at Funeral Home

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Tuesday January 14th, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

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Tuesday January 14th, 2020

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James R. "Jim" Neal, Sr.

Chilhowie, Va.

James R. "Jim" Neal, Sr. age 71, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, Va.

Jim was a proud American and proudly served his country in two wars. He was in the Navy during Vietnam and he served in the Army Reserves during Desert Storm. He was a faithful member of the American Legion 107. He loved his family, especially the ones who called him Papaw. Jim loved to be outdoors – hunting or fishing. He made many friends, especially when working at Walmart in Marion, where he worked for several years. He was loved by his family and a friend to many. Jim will be missed, especially by the apple of his eye – Paisley Lynn.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda Louise Neal; and parents, Cecil and Naoe Neal.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Lindsey Neal of Emory, Va.; sons, James R. Neal, Jr. of Chilhowie, Va., Michael Neal of Fla., Robert Neal, Nicklaus Neal, and Cody Neal, all of Emory, Va.; sisters, Barbara Neal of Chilhowie, Va., Shirley Adams and husband, Steve of Ind., and Colleen Buchanan of Bristol, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor Sam Haynes officiating and Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. until the time of service.

To share memories of James R. "Jim" Neal, Sr., please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Jim's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Baleigh, Michael, Lindsey We were so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was a dear friend to us. He never had a cross word to say.I am so sorry we were unable to attend tonight we are praying foe you all. He will be greatly missed our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time

Jim and Margaret Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Jim at Walmart. He was the nicest man. My kids loved him. When we would be out shopping and saw him he always had kind words and the biggest smile. My kids referred to him as Jim Jim Jimmied Jim Jim (this was a reference from one of their favorite movies, Muppet Treasure Island). We were blessed to have known him.

Sarah Pruitt Jan 14 2020 12:00 AM

Sheriff Blake Andis and the Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of James Neal, Sr. If our Sheriffs Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sheriff Andis and Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Blake Andis Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

This was a very good man and respected by many. He would give you the shirt off his back. He will be missed! My condolences to his family, praying for the family in this difficult time.

Beth Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you for your services, and you will be greatly missed, May God be with your family and may you rest in peace and for sure we will see you soon my friend, Jesus Christ be with you all Amen!

James Prater Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Jim" Neal, Sr.

James Prater Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

He was a wonderful man we went to Seniors together and he always waited on the sweet elderly ladies him and my husband both died the same week and they both loved Seniors but wasn't able to go lately Thank you for your Service Sir

Kathy Evans Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family. Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Enjoyed working with him at Walmart. May God surround you with his peace, comfort and strength Patsy Thomas

Patsy Thomas Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

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