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Joseph A. Neal , 88, of rural Frankfort died at 6:52 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Wesley Manor.
He was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Clinton County to the now late Harold S. & Mary Marjorie (Woods) Neal. His marriage of 69 years was to Lena Mae Ramsey in Clinton County on Jan. 26, 1947, and she survives.
Joe was a 1946 graduate of Jackson Township High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident. He was a lifelong farmer and owner of Cyclone Grain. He was a member of the Antioch Christian Church and the Jefferson Masonic Lodge Vesta No. 136. Joe loved hunting, tractor collecting and antique trucks.
He is survived by his wife, Lena Mae Neal of rural Frankfort; two sons, Larry (Kathy) Neal and Gary L. (Sara) Neal, both of rural Frankfort ; two daughter: Chylene (Jeff) Catron and Barbara (Tom) Irwin, both of rural Frankfort; brother, James (Helen) Neal of rural Frankfort; sister, Barbara Stillwell of rural Frankfort; 10 hrandchildren, Cory (Angie) Neal, Ryan (Stephanie) Neal, Clay (Renee) Woodruff, Keily (Brad) Mohler, Brandon Neal, Deana (Rob) McGraw, Tia (Tommy) Burnside, Lyn (Aaron) Salem, Kara (Chad) Garrard and Ky Irwin; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Russell Neal.
Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church or Guardian Angel Hospice.
Published on December 30, 2016
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