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Roy Russell McNeil

September 27, 1932 — June 20, 2023

Marion, Virginia


Marion, Va.

Roy Russell McNeil age 90, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Va.

Roy was born on September 27, 1932 to the late Oscar and Maude McNeil in Ashe County, North Carolina. He graduated from Marion High school in 1951, and entered active service in the Navy in 1952. After proudly serving his country until 1960, he continued to serve as a life member and post commander of VFW Post 4667 for many years; as well as a life member of Smyth County American Legion Post #18. Roy served his community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Civitan Club, Mount Rogers Community Service Board and the Smyth County Electoral Board, just to name a few. However, one of his greatest achievements was carrying on his father’s legacy and running his own business, McNeil Furniture, for nearly 80 years. Roy was a friend to many and a stranger to none.
Roy is survived by his wife, Helen Comer McNeil; two sons, Roger McNeil and wife, Amy, and James McNeil and wife, Teresa all of Marion, Va.; step-children Kathy Rutherford of Sugar Grove, Va., Kathy Chapman and husband, Larry of Wytheville, Va., Jeanie Somerday and husband, Shawn of Fort Mill, S.C., Judy Ridge and husband, Ryan of Atkins, Va.; three grandchildren, Sarah McNeil, Kathryn McNeil, Zachary McNeil; five step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren.

A special thank you from the family to the staff, physicians and nurses of Smyth County Community Hospital and Hospice of Southwest Virginia. 

The family will receive friends Friday, June 23, 2023  from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Pastor John Graham and Pastor Mike Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Francis Marion VFW Post #4667, PO Box 767, Marion VA 24354.

To share memories of Roy Russell McNeil, please visit Care for Roy’s family has been entrusted to Fraziers’ Seaver Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Friday, June 23, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Following funeral service. Military Rites conducted by U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Guard & Francis Marion VFW Post #4667

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