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Jimmy Ray Neal, 64
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Mr. Jimmy Ray Neal, 64, of McMinnville died Monday, Feb. 3, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. 

He was born in McMinnville on June 7, 1955, was of the Baptist faith, and was a retired carpenter. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his father Clayton “Pa” Neal, daughter Adiren Neal, and sister Donna Neal.

Survivors include his wife Gale Neal, mother Gail “Nan” Neal, daughters Kendra Cuellar (Joe) and Kayla Neal (Beth), sister Shirley Cooper (Mike), brother Bruce Neal (Stephanie) grandchildren Kendall Lapczynski, Haley Arnold, Kendrick Scott, Zhoie Scott, Kenzie Lewis, Charleigh Cuellar, and Scarlet Neal, and great grandchild Erik Lapczynski. Several nieces, nephews and family friends also survive. 

Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Red Craven will officiate. The Neal family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Thursday from 10 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.) Feb. 5, 2020