James F. Neal

March 29, 2022

James F. Neal, 91, of rural Frankfort, died March 29, 2022 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, Ind.  He was born February 15, 1931 in Clinton County to Harold S. & Mary Marjorie (Woods) Neal.  He married Caryl Grice on September 17, 1950 and she preceded him in death on August 14, 1997.  He then married Helen Janette (Davis) Ne Camp on May 22, 1999 and she preceded him in death on April 18, 2018.

Jim was a 1950 graduate of Jackson Township High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident. He was a farmer, retiring in 1997.  Jim was a member of the Antioch Church, a 50 years member of O.E.S. #534, member of the Kirklin Masonic Lodge #443 and a member of the Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite in Indianapolis.  He loved watching his grandchildren and enjoyed the company of his beloved dog, Maggie.

Memorial Donations may be made to Antioch Church, 4625 South State Rd. 39, Frankfort, IN  46041.

Visitation and Services

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Friends may visit 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.  

Survived by:

Surviving are his 2 sons: H. Steven (Jennifer) Neal of Kirklin and David M. (Melody) Neal of Frankfort; daughter: Joycelyn Neal of Frankfort; step-children: Harriet (Marc) Carey and Jim Ed (Jana) Kirk both of Kentucky; sister: Barbara Stillwell of rural Frankfort; 15 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren with 2 great-great grandchildren on the way.  

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and spouses, he was preceded in death by his son, Dr. Charles A. Neal, daughter-in-law, Barbara Neal, brothers, Russell & Joseph Neal.


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20 Condolences for “James F. Neal”

  1. Jan Warner March 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Dave (Melody) and Joy Neal, It is with sadness that I learned of your father’s passing. Deepest condolences!!! Jan Warner and Center Chapter #108 OES

  2. Lillie Meagher March 30, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Prayers to you and your family.

  3. Jan Dow Swigert March 30, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    What a great family. Hope you can look back and find those good memories.

  4. Jeanie and Gary Thompson March 30, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    To Jim’s family we are so saddened to hear of your Fathers death. When we moved to Florida we’d always see him at church each Sunday. Also spent a lot of time with him and Caryl at OES Gatherings. We always like visiting with him. I know he will be missed by many.

  5. Cheryl Henry March 30, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Carrie, Josh, & family,
    So sorry to learn of your Grandpa (great-grandpa) Neal’s passing. May you find comfort & strength for the days ahead through our loving Lord & Savior. May you find peace & healing for your broken hearts as you are lifted up to Heaven through the prayers of those who love & care for all of you.

  6. Wanda Kercheval March 30, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Jim will be missed.

  7. Dolly Poston-Zollars March 31, 2022 at 12:02 am

    So very sorry for your loss. I met Mr. Neal once with Joy and enjoyed speaking with him about farming. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Bonnie Lawson March 31, 2022 at 6:44 am

    I just want to say, Jim was such a gentleman with a good sense of humor. I remember him sitting in the garage with both Maggie and Ernie. Him telling about his tractor collection. I visited the home to assist Helen and Jim. Loving couple, I will always remember their kindness. My prayers and condolences to Steve and rest of family.

  9. Chris Guffy March 31, 2022 at 3:26 pm

    So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. What a full and rich life he lived with so much family surrounding him. May the memories you made as a family comfort you in the days to come.
    Dave & Chris Guffy

  10. Carol Carter March 31, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Your family will be in our prayers. Joe and Carol Carter

  11. Don and Kathy Blanch March 31, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  12. Sharon Jones March 31, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.

  13. Delilah April 2, 2022 at 10:15 am

    Joy I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time. Love Delilah

  14. Jack Scheid April 2, 2022 at 11:07 am

    Steve & family so sorry for your loss. Good man

    • Steve Neal April 3, 2022 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness, hope you are doing ok since your wife’s passing. God Bless, Steve & Jenny

  15. Dixie Huffer April 2, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Steve!! Really enjoyed any time visiting with your Dad! He was a very special person and definitely respected by my family!

  16. Rick & Terri Dean April 2, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    To all the Family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Jim was a very caring happy man. He will be missed. Your all in our thoughts and prayers! CHERISH YOUR MEMORIES

  17. Howard/Dorinda Burrell April 3, 2022 at 11:59 am

    Our prayers are with your family at this time of loss. May God comfort you in the coming days.

  18. Janet Balsley April 3, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    What a beautiful family and memories shown in your tribute video!! I am sending my sincere condolences to the Neal family. May you find comfort and joy in your memories and peace in your faith. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. James W. McQuern April 4, 2022 at 9:17 am

    To the Neal family,

    I am so sorry for loss. He was a icon and will be missed!!!

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