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Michael Ray Neel, 78,

Michael Ray Neel, 78, passed away on June 10, 2022, at his home surrounded by family.

Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2022, at King Cemetery in Hartburg, Texas.

Michael was born in Orange, Texas, on May 7, 1944, he was the son of Jesse O. Neel and Frankie Opal Neel. He served in the United States Army and was very proud of his military service. Michael would typically spend his time visiting with good friends at the American Legion. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed a game a golf whenever he could. Michael was such a great man and will be truly missed by all his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Opal Neel; brother, Larry Neel; and sister, Ginny Bertrand.

He is survived by his daughters, Debra and husband Jake Elliott of Clarksville, Tennessee, Michelle Haney of Buna; six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brother, Tommy Neel; as well as many close friends.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate


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