Joseph A. Neal

December 29, 2016

Joseph A. Neal 88 of rural Frankfort died at 6:52 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Wesley Manor.  He was born September 23, 1928 in Clinton County to Harold S. & Mary Marjorie (Woods) Neal.  His marriage of 69 years was to Lena Mae Ramsey in Clinton County on January 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 #136.  Joe loved hunting, tractor collecting and antique trucks.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 4th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church or Guardian Angel Hospice.

Survived by:

Wife: Lena Mae Neal of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: Larry (Kathy) Neal of rural Frankfort, Gary L. (Sara) Neal of rural Frankfort, 2 Daughters: Chylene (Jeff) Catron of rural Frankfort, Barbara (Tom) Irwin of rural Frankfort, 1 Brother: James (Helen) Neal of rural Frankfort, 1 Sister: Barbara Stillwell of rural Frankfort, 10 Grandchildren, 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, Ky Irwin and 21 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

his parents and a brother, Russell Neal.


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37 Condolences for “Joseph A. Neal”

  1. John and Mary Kay Baker, family December 29, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Sending our thoughts and prayers!

  2. Gary Myers December 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Sorry to hear, prayers are with all of you. I will miss him, very nice guy.

  3. Deb Lambert December 29, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss, he was a great man he will be missed by many.

  4. Lynette Hardesty December 29, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    We are sorry for your loss! You are in our prayers! Lynette & Jeff Hardesty

  5. Marilyn Bowen December 29, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Our prayers are with you and all the family.

  6. Jim & Kim Knapp December 30, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Really sorry to hear about Joe. Always enjoyed his perspective & knowledge. Sorry we can’t attend visitation or service. We’ll be thinking of you all.

  7. Maureen Yiesla December 30, 2016 at 4:35 am

    So sorry for you loss. Thinking of all the lives touched.

  8. Tony Parsons December 30, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss. I worked for Joe for a while at the elevators. He always had a way to make you laugh even if you didn’t have it in you. I will always remember some of his saying he use to say, one was, look past that nose. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family on this sad day. GOD BLESS!

  9. Don Waldron December 30, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I’m so sorry for you loss. My heart and prayers are with you all.

  10. Kenny Kincaid December 30, 2016 at 7:24 am

    To the entire Neal family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  11. Susan Samuels Lee December 30, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Prayers for your family.

  12. Patti Bostwick December 30, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Barb and family – so sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

    Patti (Bright) Bostwick

  13. Robert and Nancy Corwin December 30, 2016 at 10:19 am

    We are so sorry for your loss Our prayers and thoughts are with you Lena Mae and the family Bob and I thought so much of Joe He was a special person We always enjoyed talking with him and joking around with him. He will be sadly missed by so many God Bless you all at this time of need May he hold you in his arms and help you to get thru this Wish we were there to be with you at this time

  14. Derek and Tina Byers December 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Sorry for your loss. The entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Terry and Deborah Reagan December 30, 2016 at 11:28 am

    So very sorry for the Neal families’ loss. Prayers.

  16. David and Sandra Ritchie December 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was always kind and giving to us. We were thankful we got to be around him and your family during the years in Idabel. He was a man to be admired. He loved his family. We will miss him.

  17. Charna Virtue December 30, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Joe touched my life, as well as many others, that had a huge impact on me. He will forever be in my wonderful memories. I will pray for your comfort and peace at this time.

  18. Richard Ricks (Dick) December 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Very sorry to hear Joe has passed away. I was one of his class mate’s at Jackson Twp school. I went with my dad to the Cyclone Grain when in grade school. His family set the standard for us all.
    Richard Ricks
    11055 Palamino Dr.
    Dade City, FL 33525

  19. Charlotte and Michael McLain December 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Dearest Lena Mae and Family,
    We send our caring thoughts to you and the entire family as you experience the pain associated with the loss of a loved on, a companion for 69 years, the father of your children , and a loving grandfather. Words seem inadequate, but I’m sure you are surrounded by loving family members who will give you strength during the hours of sadness.
    God’s blessing upon you and yours,
    Charlotte May

  20. Carol and Kevin Hamilton December 30, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    To the Neal family,
    So sorry of your loss. Our best to all of you.

  21. Ron and Sharon Costlow December 31, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Our prayers are with the family. Our Lord has much to say about our passing that encourages us. John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

  22. Fred Reichart December 31, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Chylene, sorry to hear about your Dad. I though a lot of Joe. When I had heart surgery in fall of 2007, Joe was the first phone call I received when I got home. I really appreciated it then and I have never forgotten how thoughtful that was of him. God bless you and all the rest of the family.

    Fred Reichart
    Cargill, Lafayette

  23. Richard Hall December 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was a good man and friend.
    Richard Hall

  24. Louise Stowers December 31, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe was a good friend to all who knew him.

  25. Larry Abbott & Family December 31, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Prayers are with you & your family.

  26. Paul Bowman January 1, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Joe Neal Family. Having grown up with Larry, Gary, Chylene, and Barbara, Mr. Joe and Miss Lena Mae were like my second parents. I always enjoyed going to the parties at Larry’s house. When I visited Indiana, I would usually stop in to see Mr. Joe and Lena Mae as Larry was always in the fields somewhere. My prayers are with the family of Mr. Joe Neal. May he rest in Peace !!!

    Paul Bowman

  27. Sarah Cory January 1, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Lena Mae, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God will give you peace and comfort.

  28. Fred Heavilon, Jr. January 2, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Most sad to read of Mr. Neal’s passing. He was indeed a pillar to the community. Know the Faith the family has as well as the many fond memories will help in this difficult time.

    Fred Heavilon, Jr.
    Easton, PA

  29. Patty Barnett January 2, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Thinking about all of you. I’m sure Joe and Richard will be sharing memories of Cyclone Grain. Take care of yourself.

  30. Susan Lane January 3, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Barb and family,
    My prayers are with you.

  31. Mark and Diane Walker January 3, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time loss of Joe. We have been thinking of you since the day he left us. Our plan was to come to the funeral home to show our support for you all but illness has prevented us from doing that, but we wanted you to know we are thinking of you at this important time of your life. Remembering all the times spent with Joe and your family has certainly brought back a lot of great memories for which we are eternally grateful. Joe will certainly be remembered for many years to come.

  32. Odel Strange January 3, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Great sympathy to all of your family whom I have known for several years & my heart goes out to all of you. Sincerely, Odel Strange.

  33. Pastor Walt Willett January 4, 2017 at 7:09 am

    To the Neal Family,

    I am sorry I am out of town so I can not attend the funeral. I pray you will experience the comfort God mentioned in 2 Cor. 1:3-4.

    In 1980 when we were remodeling the Antioch Church, I was praying that God would bless us in an unusual way as we remodeled the church. God used Joe to made it possible for us to brick the church.

    Just a few years later, God used Joe and his partner at the Cyclone grain elevator to help me help a family in our community save their home from bankruptcy.

    I will cherish these memories.

  34. Art Allen January 4, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with the Neal family’s. Joe was such a great friend as was the son’s and daughter’s. I will miss him.

  35. Roger W. Neal January 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I am sorry to hear that we have lost another great member of the Neal Family. I’m sure my Father is looking down on us and waiting for Joe. I’m sorry I was unable to attend the services especially since I now work here in Frankfort. Please accept my thoughts and prayers. Hope you all are doing well.

    Roger Neal
    son of George William Neal

  36. Erilda & Ron Coleman January 7, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Dearest Lena Mae & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Know he was loved by all and will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength are with you and your family. God Bless – Ron &
    Erilda Coleman

  37. Ron Rudd January 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Sorry to hear about Joe passing. Your family are in my prayers.

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