Gary McNeal

Gary Leon McNeal Sr.

October 24, 1940 - February 7, 2019
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Gary Leon McNeal Sr., 78, died Thursday, February 07, 2019, at 3:58 AM. Born October 24, 1940, he was a native of Crossville, TN and longtime resident of Thibodaux, LA.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM until service time at Christ the Redeemer. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 AM. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 18 years, Priscilla Benoit McNeal; daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" (Eddie) Thibodaux, Monica (Brent) Tauzin; daughter in law, Donna B. McNeal; step daughter, Chrystal (Brandon) Dupree; grandchildren, Corey (Cherish) Thibodaux, Kacie (Jeremy) Percle, Chaz (Carlie) Thibodaux, Lukas and Owen Tauzin, Jacee and Jayden Dupree; great grandchildren, Camille and Connor Thibodaux, Gage and Graham Percle; sisters, Myrna McNeal (Larry) Lee, Katherine Alexander; mother in law, Henrietta P. Benoit; sister in law, Cathy (Russell) Billiot and their son Steven; first wife, Betty Mire McNeal.
He is preceded in death by his son, Gary "Bubba" McNeal, Jr.; grandson, Gary "Lee" McNeal, III; parents, Vester L. McNeal and Kathryn Peace Smith McNeal; brothers, Arthur "Buzz" McNeal, Vester L. McNeal, Jr.; father in law, Alvin J. Benoit; father and mother in law, Alcide and Enola Mire, Jr.
He served in the United States Air Force and retired from Delta Music, Inc in 2015.
Gary loved his wife "The Love of His Life", his family and his special friends dearly. He was an avid golfer, loved cutting his grass and walking through his neighborhood. He will be missed for his witty sense of humor and loving ways.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ms. Evelyn Robertson for the exceptional care, patience and compassion that was given to Gary during this very difficult time.  They would also like to thank the staff of St. Joseph Hospice, especially Ms. Julia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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Posted at 12:00am
Sorry for your loss,PRis. I played golf with Gary and worked with your sister,Cathy.

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Posted at 12:00am
You have my deepest sympathies.

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Posted at 12:00am
May he rest in the arms of Jesus! We will miss seeing Mr. McNeal cut his grass and the grass across the street from his home, and how he would also practice his golfing when he was done with the grass cutting. We will also miss him coming over to talk to us (mostly Johnnell while he was cutting grass.) Johnnell says that he will miss "his buddy". Thank God for good neighbors and the years we had to know him. Pris and family, we will continue praying for you all in this hour of sadness. Remember, Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. Keep your Faith in Jesus, and He will strengthen you!

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Posted at 12:00am
Gary and I used to work together years ago at Collection Bureau of Thibodaux. We shared many a laugh or joke. Had planned to stop and talk with him at work next. Sorry that I never did. He was a great guy and I say this with all sincerity. I shall miss him as I thought of him a lot lately. I plan to attend his funeral and hope to meet the family.

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Posted at 12:00am
May you Rest In Peace, from your comrades in arms.

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