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Willie B. Neal

December 1, 1951 ~ June 9, 2018 (age 66)




Orwell--- Willie B. Neal, age 66, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, June 9th 2018.

He was the son of Dan Neal and Rosetta Neal born December 1, 1951 in Minter City, Mississippi.  Willie was married to his loving wife Diana Lynn Neal for 30 years.

Willie often went by the name “Bill “and was a Marine who served his country at a young age. Bill grew up in Chicago, Illinois and attended Crane High School. Bill was a jack-of-all-trades involved in music, politics, and craftsmanship. He eventually fine-tuned his skills and was a respected interior and exterior painter.

Willie B loved music, and was gifted with a beautiful voice from birth.  He was a fun loving person who was smart and witty and loved to tell jokes. He was known all over Chicago and Ohio for his voice and desire to make others smile.

Willie is survived by his wife, four children; Drina (Eric) Gordon of Phoenix, AZ David Sellers of Racine WI, William Kellen Neal of Chicago, IL, Joseph Neal of Cleveland, OH, sisters Rosie Neal, Mary Blair, brothers Charles TC Blair (Linda), Freddie B Neal (Elaine) and five grandchildren.

His parents, and one brother Rodger Neal preceded him in death.

A funeral service officiated by Pastor Linda Blair will be held on Wednesday, June 13th at the Paine Funeral Home, Inc., 140 E. Main Street, Orwell, OH 44076 at 7:00pm. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 5:00p.m.-6:45pm. A private committal of his ashes will take place at a later date.

FLOWERS:  Please have flowers delivered by 1:00pm, Wednesday, June 13.

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