JACKSON, MS -- Mr. John Rice "Ole Man" Neal, Sr., 77, passed away February 23, 2014 at MS Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Natchez Trace Funeral Chapel in Madison. Visitation was Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home.
Mr. Neal was born and raised in Carrollton and later moved to Jackson with his family. He was a 1954 graduate of Central High School and then served in the U.S. Navy. In 1961, he graduated from MS State University before owning and operating service stations in Jackson.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia H. Neal; sons, John Neal, Jr. (Nelda) and Andy Neal, Sr. (Margie Brown); daughters, Nancy Clark (Chuck) and Deborah Neal (Pat); brother, Ben Neal (Lela); grandchildren, Justin, Kelsey, Ashlea, Jessica, Amber, Jake, Drew, Chuckie, Phillip, Austin, Dexter, Dalton and Danae; great grandchildren, Hayden, Aurora and Bailey and a host of extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: C.A.R.A. 960 Flag Chapel Road Jackson, MS 39209 or any favorite charity.