Charles A. Neal

September 12, 2020

Charles Allan Neal, 69, of Greensburg, Indiana died on September 12, 2020 at home after being sick for several months. He was born on June 26, 1951 to James F. and Caryl (Grice) Neal in Frankfort, Indiana. His mother preceded in death in 1997.

He was a 1969 graduate of Clinton Central High School and attended Purdue University.  In 2004 he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity and in 2005 he received an earned Doctorate of Theology.  For the past thirty years, Charles lived a life of Christian faith, serving God as a missionary teacher to nations around the world. He was an amazing husband, wonderful father, and fantastic grandfather.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S Main Street, Frankfort, Indiana from 1-3 p.m. on September 17, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. following the visitation. Wally Shelton and Rev. Randy Campbell will officiate. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Community Family Church/WOW Missions, 11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051, to continue his work in Peru. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Charles married Barbara Lynn Colson on September 19, 1971 at the Antioch United Church of Christ in Antioch, Indiana, and she survives.  He is also survived by two children, Laura (Jeff) Valentine of Fishers, Indiana, Angela Oberding of La Follette, Tennessee, four grandchildren, Rhys Oberding, Lily (John) Hayden, Olivia and Ava Valentine, and one great-grandson.  He is also survived by his father, James F. Neal, two brothers, Steve and David Neal and one sister, Joy Neal, all of Clinton County, Ind.


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22 Condolences for “Charles A. Neal”

  1. Debbie Hopp Klawun September 14, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. May faith and memories sustain all of you during this time.

  2. Brian & Jayne Giesler September 14, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Neal Family, Sorry for your loss.

    • Joy Neal October 1, 2020 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I know you understand.

  3. Jeanie and Gary Thompson September 14, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    I was so sad to read about Chuck’s passing. We have the whole family in our thoughts and prayers. So so sorry for your loss.

  4. Ronda and Redd Thompson September 14, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Laura we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our condolences to you and to the rest of your family. God bless you.

  5. Jerome & Nicole September 14, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  6. Walter Tina George September 14, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the family. May you find peace in the love and sympathy of the people who love and cherish Mr.Neal.

  7. Velvet Valentine September 14, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family in your time of loss. We will keep you in our prayers and be here for you in your time of need.

  8. Ronald Mahan September 15, 2020 at 9:13 am

    I didn’t know Dr. Neal long, but a very nice person. Rest in peace and will see you in heaven.

  9. Connie Loze September 15, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Charles will be greatly missed, God bless & be with you Barbara & the family. Keep you all in His care always. Praying for all of you. Love in Jesus!

  10. Brenda Scircle Smith September 15, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    My heart is terribly saddened by this news. As I viewed the memory video, I noticed that Chuck remained the very same as he was in high school – always smiling. I am thankful to have gone to high school with him and enjoyed his antics.

  11. Margaret Sheets September 15, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Your memorial video was beautiful. I graduated from Clinton Central with Chuck but have not seen him since. I remember him as a young man with a quick smile and always making us laugh. From the video I see that he loved and cherished his family and worked so others would find God. Enjoy your memories and I send my condolences for your entire family.

  12. Chris Pillion September 16, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this news of Chuck. Many great memories from high school with him. I’m so happy he had a great life serving the Lord & his family. Prayers for you as you heal.

  13. Mike Lamberson September 16, 2020 at 11:08 am

    So very sorry to learn of Chuck’s passing. Although I hadn’t seen Chuck in many many years, I held a very fond memory of him during our childhood years. He was one of my first made friends in the Kirklin area. We were on the same Little League team = Legion. I still have that team photo. I recall spending a night & following day at the Neal’s. We had a ball that day playing around & roaming the ditch banks. It was a day later I learned about the existence of Chiggers. After our Little League days were over & we went separate ways. We were in different school zones. I only recall seeing Chuck a couple of times after that, but he always held a place in heart. RIP my friend

  14. Joyce Byers September 16, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    So sorry to read of your loss. I went to school with Chuck at both Kirklin & Clinton Central. He was always smiling & was fun to be around. Prayers for his family as you heal from the loss of your loved one.

  15. Dan and Linda Harris September 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Dear Sister Barbara, We are so saddened to hear the passing of Brother Neal. Praying the Lord comforts you and your family. We know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Love you so much.

  16. Mike and Pat Velie September 17, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Praying for you Sister Neal. We loved Brother Neal. He is rejoicing at the feet of his Precious Savior. A wonderful Man of God.

  17. Lori Bishop September 17, 2020 at 11:50 am

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. It’s a difficult loss. I miss my dad every single day. We love you all and have your entire family in our prayers.
    Steve & Lori Bishop

  18. Steven Lynch September 17, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Barbara – Kathy and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have such fond memories of family reunions and Christmas Holidays spent with the Grice’s and Neal’s and I always marveled how close our families were growing up. They were happy times and Chuck’s smile was ever present at all these gatherings. Those pleasant remembrances will never fade. May God bring support and love to Jim, Steve, Dave, Joy and all of your family in this challenging time. With all our love Kathy and Steve Lynch

    • Joy Neal October 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      Steve & Kathy, thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Our memories of the picnics and reunions are just as warm. Still miss them. Take care. . .Joy

  19. Brenda D Spray September 18, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Prayers for peace and comfort for your family.

  20. Stan January 29, 2023 at 11:36 pm

    Just now saw about Rev. Charles passing. He was a big part of my life while going to his church in Indianapolis. Sorry it’s been so long.

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