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Gary "Joe" Joe McNeal
June 27, 1939 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Gary "Joe" McNeal, 84, of Litchfield, IL, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2023, at his residence in Litchfield, IL.
Joe was born June 27, 1939, in Nokomis, IL, a son of Joe and Kathryn Gipson McNeal. He graduated from Litchfield High School with the class of 1957. He married Sandra "Sam" Halleman on June 10, 1978, in St. Timothy's Methodist Church in Litchfield, IL and recently celebrated 45 years of marriage.
Joe had many jobs during his working years. He was a trucker working for Buske Lines and Yellow Freight for over 30 years. He also drove for Wally's Cartage and finished his career and retired from the State of Illinois as a Stationary Engineer. Joe served as a Republic Precinct Committeeman and also chairman of the Montgomery County Lincoln Day Dinner for many years.
He and Sam enjoyed traveling with their family and friends. Joe's favorite pastimes were golfing on Tuesdays and Thursdays with his buddies, fishing, and tending his sweet-corn patch and his garden.
Gary is survived by his wife, Sandra "Sam" McNeal of Litchfield, IL, daughter, Brenda Heimann of Litchfield, IL, son, Randy (Jodi) McNeal of Springfield, IL, son, Jeff (Laura Casper (Fiancée)) McNeal of Springfield, IL, son, Todd (Teresa) McNeal of Urbandale, IA, sister, Shari (Dale) Beard of Wentzville, MO, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one niece, and two great-nieces.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, son, Rodney McNeal, and daughter, Jodie Vaughn.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 1301 N. State St., Litchfield, IL.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 am, Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Zion Lutheran Church with Reverend Fred Kraemer.
Burial will follow in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Litchfield, IL.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Montgomery County Cancer Association.
Litchfield Family Funeral Services, Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.