Wednesday, February 23, 1944 - Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Mr. James Willard McNeal passed away peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at his home. He was 73.Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Pondtown United Methodist Church with Pastor Donna Cumbie officiating and Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. Interment will follow in the Hartford City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Mr. McNeal was born February 23, 1944 in Geneva County to the late Sumpter and Seless Hollis McNeal. James was a graduate of Electronics Technical School in Birmingham. He worked for many years as an electronics mechanic and technician repairing aircraft radios at Warner Robbins Air Force Base, GA. He was a longtime member of Pondtown United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, one brother, Henry Rudolph McNeal preceded him in death. Survivors include two sisters: Lenora Williams of Greenville, TN and Ouida Lou Phillips of Slocomb; nieces and nephews: Phyllis Phillips Voth of Enterprise, Terry Phillips of Slocomb, Julie Williams Shelton and Daniel Williams of Greenville, TN; other extended family and friends. The family would like to express their appreciation to James's caregivers, Nina Powell and Jewel Grimes as well as the staff of Kindred Hospice Care.