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Clayton Melvin Neal, 82
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Clayton Melvin Neal, 82, of McMinnville (Newtown community) died Sunday, June 17, at River Park Hospital.
He was born Feb. 15, 1930  in Warren County and was a retired brick mason, a member of Northside Baptist Church, and attended Forest Park Baptist Church. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by parents Ray and Mary Winnie Raymond Neal, granddaughter Adiren Neal, great-granddaughter Baby Carter, sister Alene Spivac, and brothers John Robert Neal, Ray Neal Jr., and Billy Neal.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years Gail Holt Neal; children, Donna Watson, Shirley and Mike Cooper, Jimmy and Gale Neal, and Bruce Neal; brother, Morris and Shirley Neal, all of McMinnville; and sister, Mary and John Young of Smithville; grandchildren, Tyler Klasek, Stacey Redmon, Shane Redmon, Beth Cox, Cory Knowles, Kim Carter, Tish Watson, Kayla Neal, Sina Neal, and Kendra Cuellar, 17 great-grandchildren, and nine step great-grandchildren.
A graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Bobby Vickers will officiate. The Neal family will receive friends today from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 20, 2012