Alexander County

Obituary - Thomas Neal

Sikeston Standard Democrat: Obituaries Column

CHARLESTON - Thomas J. "Juby" Neal, 73, died at 3:20 a.m. Feb. 20, 1999, at the Charleston Manor.

Born Aug. 27, 1925, in Morehouse to the late Matthew and Elsie Bailey Neal, he had lived for 23 years in Ste. Genevieve, where he was a member of the Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus and was employed with the Alton and Southern Railroad until he retired in 1986. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II and was a member of VFW Post 2649 in Cairo, IL. In November 1997 he moved to Charleston, MO.

On Nov. 1, 1997, he married Jo Elma Carter, who survives of the home.

Other survivors are: one daughter, Tommie Jean Morris of Lake St. Louis; one stepson, Bill Grenier of St. Charles; three stepdaughters, Barbara Reeves of Spring, Texas, Mari Jo Sutter of Monmouth, Ore., and Janis Merideth of Charleston; and 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

One brother, James Neal, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be at I p.m. Monday. His son-in-law, Don Merideth of Charleston, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rick Morris, Jody Merideth, Jeff Chambliss, Alan Chambliss, Tony Chambliss and Chris Mossengren.

Memorials may be made to Southeast Hospice 760 S. Kingshighway Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703

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