September 10, 1931 - October 2, 2014
Big Stone Gap, VA Roy C. Neeley, 83, passed away on Thursday (October 2, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. He was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, lived in Crown Point, IN for 45 years, travelled the country in their motorhome for many years and had lived back in Big Stone Gap for the past five years. He was a retired welder with the Ford Motor Co. in Chicago Heights, IL, with 30 years of service. Roy loved to fly and was a commercial pilot, flight instructor, and acrobatic flight instructor. He served in the U. S. Army during peacetime. He was a member of the Ross Baptist Church in Gary, IN. He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Neeley and Steven Neeley; grandson, Steven Neeley; his parents, Raymond and Viola (Mullins) Neeley; brothers, Joe Neeley and Jack Neeley; a sister, Glenda Neeley; and a son-in-law, Tom Martin. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Effie Owens Neeley; daughter, Glenda Martin; sons, Wayne Neeley and wife, Arlene, and Dennis Neeley and wife, Nancy; grandchildren, Dawn Martin Robison, Tommy Martin and wife, Angela, Heather Lambert and husband, Steve, Jennifer McConnell and husband, Scott, Wendy Targgart, and Robert Kolicius and wife, Cynde; numerous great grandchildren; brothers, Robert Neeley, John (Carole) Neeley and Charles Neeley; sisters, Judy (Louie) Varella, Janice (Jessie) Norman and Vicky (Rob) Cooke; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) in Big Stone Gap, Va. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rick Whitten officiating. Burial will follow at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is serving the Neeley family.
Big Stone Gap, VA Roy C. Neeley, 83, passed away on Thursday (October 2, 2014) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. He was born and raised in Big Stone Gap, lived in Crown Point, IN for 45 years, travelled the country in their... View Obituary & Service Information
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