Roger L. Neal, age 84, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A native of Hope, Arkansas, he was a long-time resident of Smyrna, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Brantley and Ida V. Brown Neal; sister, Blanche Inez Neal Malone; and brother, Charles Brantley Neal.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday in Mapleview Cemetery with full military honors. Brother Dan Parker will officiate.
Mr. Neal is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Virginia Byrd Neal; two sons, Roger Steven Neal and Mark Brantley Neal both of Murfreesboro; two grandsons, Christopher Shawn Neal and John Robert Neal both of Murfreesboro; two brothers, James Leon Neal of Hope, AR and Donald Ray Neal of Shreveport, LA; one sister, Alice Phanae Neal Smith of Little Rock, AR and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Neal was a member of Parkway Baptist Church and a 1950 graduate of Hope High School in Hope, AR. He was retired with the United States Air Force having fought in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. Neal later went to work for the Smyrna Post Office as a carrier. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a great friend to many.
The United States Air Force Funeral Honor Guard will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Parkway Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 9:00AM to 10:45AM Saturday at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna, TN.
Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com