Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel & Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum
800 Dennison Ave Sw, Birmingham, AL
Thomas "Ross" Neely Jr.
April 6, 1927 – September 6, 2019
Thomas "Ross" Neely, Jr. entered into the presence of the Lord on Friday, September 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Ann Cundiff Neely; sisters, Judy Greene, Dot Gilliland; brother, James Neely; son, Tommy Neely, III and granddaughter, Lynn Miller Wicks. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Arnold Neely; his beloved dog, Lily; sister, Anne Boston (Bob); daughter, Carol Miller (John); granddaughter, Neely Miller Franklin; grandsons, Tommy Neely, IV (Alicia) and Mitchell Neely (Jennifer) and many great grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Ross served in the Navy in WWII in the Pacific Theater aboard the destroyer Samuel N. Moore (DD747) and awarded 5 bronze stars. In 1958, he started Ross Neely Express with one truck which grew into one of the largest trucking firms in the state of Alabama. He led the company until his death. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Hayden, Alabama and he was a board member and past chairman of the Alabama Trucking Association. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Elmwood Cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsridoutselmwoodchapel.com for the Neely family.
- Graveside Service Sunday, September 8, 2019