Norman D. Neeley

Died: Mon., Jun. 10, 2013


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 13, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jun. 13, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Norman D. Neeley, 95, of Claremont, Illinois passed away on Monday June 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM at Burgin Manor in Olney, Illinois.

Norman was born in Martin Township, Crawford County, Illinois on June 8, 1918. He was the son of Elmer D. and Daisy (Kirk) Neeley. On July 15, 1942, he married Jessie Jewell Brownfield, who preceded him in death on January 21, 2011.

Norman was a retired farmer. He farmed in both the Bend area and south of Claremont, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in WWII and was discharged as a Sergeant in October 1945. He attended Seed Chapel United Methodist Church in his youth. He enjoyed coon hunting and fishing.

Norman is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law Dean Neeley of Claremont, IL, and Kevin and Aracely Neeley of Houston, TX; a daughter Beth Gall of Birmingham, AL; twin grandsons Zachary and Brennan Neeley of Houston, TX; two nieces Betty Smothers and Pauline Sanders both of Oblong, IL; and one nephew Keith Neeley of Kansas City, MO.

Norman is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 PM Thursday June 13, 2013 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, 302 East Main Street, Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in Berlin Cemetery south of Oblong. Visitation will be Thursday from Noon till time of service. Military Rites will be conducted at the grave by Oblong American Legion Post #219.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Richland County Meals on Wheels with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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