Funeral service for Charles David Neel will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, FM 947, Timpson, Texas with Rev. Robert Adamson officiating. Interment will follow in Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson. Visitation wil begin at 11AM on Saturday, April 1, 2017 until service time at Tennessee Presbyterian Church, FM 947, Timpson, Texas.
David Neel, 93, of Timpson, Texas passed away at his home on March 30, 2017. Born July 6, 1923 in Tennessee Community, Shelby County, Texas, he is the son of the late Charles Noble and Lettie (Holt) Neel. His family moved to Joaquin when he was 13 years old. David graduated from Joaquin High School. Later he joined the United States Navy and served during World War II. While serving in World War II he was wounded when his ship was hit by enemy crossfire. David met the love of his life and was married on November 30, 1962. He was a salesman working many years for Helene Curtis and St. Regis Paper Co. travelling three states. He and Evelyn spent over 30 years as a chicken farmer in Shelby County before finally retiring and moving to town. David enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and great grandfather. David was a lifelong member of Tennessee Presbyterian Church, and was the oldest active member of American Legion Post 90.
David is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Evelyn; daughter, Diana Wideman of Timpson, Texas; stepson, Dennis Conran and wife Sharon of New Braunfels, Texas; son-in-laws, Rob McCarty of Hardin, Texas, Don Woodruff of Niagra Falls, New York; 8 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
David was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Sandra Ainslie, Susan Woodruff, Pamela McCarty; six brothers; six sisters; son-in-law, Hank Wideman.