Maxie Harold Neely, Sr., 86, Bridge City


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Maxie Harold Neely, Sr., 86, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on February 1, 2024, peacefully at home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2024, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. A private burial will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2024, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Born in Merryville, Louisiana, on August 9, 1937, he was the son of Walter Jake Neely and Ima Mae (Cochran) Neely. Maxie dedicated over four decades of his life to Star Enterprise, where he served as a supervisor. With unwavering commitment and a strong work ethic, he made a lasting impact on the company. Outside of his professional life, Maxie was a family man through and through. Spending quality time with his loved ones brought him immense joy. He was known for his unconditional love and support, always ready to lend a helping hand. Maxie was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bridge City. Serving as a Deacon for many years, he deeply valued his involvement within the congregation. Maxie had a passion for woodworking and electrical work. His talent for craftsmanship was evident in every creation that emerged from his workshop. Maxie could often be found engrossed in building projects or fixing engines with remarkable skill. Maxie's proudest accomplishments extended far beyond his professional achievements. The love he shared with his family brought immeasurable happiness into their lives. His unwavering dedication to both work and community service set him apart as someone truly exceptional. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Ima Neely; son, Max Neely, Jr.; and sister Regina Barron. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty Carl Neely; son Kelly Neely and wife, Dana; daughters, Dana Hickman and husband, Randy, Rachel Bland and husband, Terry, Kandi Venza and husband, Ronnie, and Randi Frazee and husband, Matt; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers, Mance Neely, James Neely, and Gerald Neely; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Hickman, Jared Hickman, Jake Bland, Blayne Neely, and Hunter Bland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Bridge City at 200 W Round Bunch Rd, Bridge City, TX 77611.


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