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John Neal, Jr.

April 10, 1943 — December 10, 2019

John Adam Neal Jr. age 76 of E. Academy St. passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Caromont Regional Medical Center.  He was born April 10, 1943 in Lincoln County to the late John Adam and Christine Cora Hallman Neal.  John was retired from Burlington and enjoyed playing softball in his younger years.  He was known as “The Sheriff” of The Cherryville New Year’s Shooters of whom he was with for 61 years.  John was a member of Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church.  His greatest passion was hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wesley Neal.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Linda Kay Beam Neal; children, Lisa Kay Lane, John Adam Neal III, Becky Ann Wright (Lewis), and Charles Odell Neal (Lori Fowler); brother, Roy Neal (Ann); sister, Reba Elmore (Jerry); sister-in-law, Mary Frances Neal; 11 grandchildren, Crystal, Dusty, Nikki, April, John “Adam” IV, Michelle, Shaina, Sarah, Thomas, Isabella, and Sophie; and 13 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Jaie Warlick officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Leonard’s Fork Baptist Church, 1462 Leonard’s Fork Church Rd. Lincolnton NC 28092.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carpenter Porter Funeral & Cremation Services

, Cherryville, NC 28021

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Monday, December 16, 2019

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