Graveside service for Gene Neal, age 78, of Dike, Texas will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Sulphur Springs with Eric Godwin officiating and Braden Burnside, Brenton Burnside, Mike McNair, Ricky Godwin, Justin Neal and Mack Reed serving as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Chuck Collins, Chad Collins, David McCaig, Ed Moore, Don Stapleton, Joe Don Joslin and Don Patterson. There will be no formal visitation. Mr. Neal passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Dike, TX.
Gene was born on March 19, 1940 in Dike, TX, the son of Ira Dee and Gladys Neal. He married Patsy Collins on June 8, 1961 in Sulphur Bluff and were married 56 years. Gene was a Dairy Farmer, and Heavy Equipment Operator for Precinct 3. He was a member of Shannon Oaks Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy; children, Randy Neal and wife, Kim of Tira, Tammy Burnside and husband, John of Dike; grandchildren, Ashley Gillespie and husband Greg, Braden Burnside and wife, Cher, Brenton Burnside and wife, Leticia, Brooklynn Burnside; great grand children, Brycon Gillespie, Bayleigh Gillespie, Branson, Burnside.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Earl Neal, Eldon Neal, Junior Neal; sisters, Willa Dean Irvin, Ruth Baker, Billie June Neal and great grandson, Caden Lynn Burnside.
Memorials can be made to Shannon Oaks Church – Children’s Ministry, 1113 Shannon Road E, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.