Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 2, 2012

Robert Lee “Bob” Neel

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

TAZEWELL, Va — Robert Lee “Bob” Neel, age 74, of Tazewell, Va., died Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Welmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

Born January 19, 1938 at Bastian, Va., he was a son of the late Paris Andrew Neel and Ivory DeLillian Kidd Neel. He was a member of the Pounding Mill Christian Church. Mr. Neel was a U.S. Army Veteran and he retired from commercial truck driving in 2001.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Randall Neel and one sister, Ollie Mae Abel.

He is survived by one daughter, Beverly Vanover and husband, Steven of Newport News, Va.; two brothers, Bill Neel and Tom Neel and wife, Patty; one sister, Shirley Beisel and husband, Kenny all of Bastian, Va.; two grandchildren, Aloria Vanover and Kirkland Vanover; brother-in-law, John Waldron of Marion, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with Pastor Lance West officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be directed to Pounding Mill Christian Church, 637 Limestone Rd., Pounding Mill, VA 24637 or the American Heart Association, C/O Marie Alicie Treasurer, P.O. Box 909, Tazewell, VA 24651.

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