Homer Edgar Neal

July 9, 2019

Homer Edgar Neal, age 84, died July 6, 2019, in his home in Cantonment, Florida surrounded by the family that loved him, cancer having taken him. “Eddie,” as he was known to most, was a beloved member of the lives of those blessed to know him, whether by professional relationship, as a helping hand or as family. Eddie proudly served America and her interests in the United States Army 2nd Armored Division “Hell on Wheels” in the European theater and lived well the freedoms he bled to secure. Eddie lived his life generously ever treating others with the grace that he received from his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whom he walked with in this life for over 77 years.

Eddie was born to Elmer Luther and Mattie Lee (Smith) Neal on May 17, 1935, in Cantonment. He married the love of his life, Mary Francis Lee Barlow on June 14, 1957, and together they built their home and reared a family.

Homer Edgar Neal is survived by his wife, Mary Francis Lee (Barlow) Neal; their children, Randall “Randy” Edgar Neal, his wife Brandi Alice (Burleson) Neal, Sheila Diane (Neal) Gibbs, her husband, James Robert “Bobby” Gibbs, Shirley Jane (Neal) Williams, her husband Jesse Williams, Shelby Jean (Neal) Douglas, her husband Michael Douglas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m until 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019, Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Pastor Henry Lewis officiating.

Burial will follow in Cottage Hill Community Cemetery.

Family request that no guests be received at home.

A reception will be held at Cantonment Masonic Lodge 322 immediately following the burial.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

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