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James R. "Jim" Neal, Sr.

d. January 10, 2020

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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