H.M. Patterson & Son-Spring Hill Chapel

1020 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA


John Alan Neal

October 2, 1934December 27, 2019

John Alan Neal died suddenly on December 27, 2019 due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease.  

John Alan Neal was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 2, 1934.  His parents were John N. Neal and Johnnie Neal.  Alan graduated from Baylor School in Chattanooga. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1956, and was a lifetime Georgia Tech fan.  Alan was a Ltjg. in the US Navy for 3 years. After that,   he took a banking offer from Suntrust, which brought his family to Atlanta.

He was in banking for 40+ years, and was well respected. Alan was a lifelong supporter of American Cancer Society.  He earned his MBA at Georgia State in Atlanta.  Alan was President of Suntrust Bank in Macon, a job of great integrity.   He was also a President of Idle Hour Club in Macon.  It was there that he enjoyed playing golf with his Macon buddies.

Alan Neal is survived by his wife Lynn Sheppard Neal; Alan and Lynn Neal were happily married for 63 years, his daughter, Pam Neal Fellows (Hank), granddaughter Susie Fellows Tulloch (Ross), grandsons Thomas Henry Fellows and Christopher  Alan Fellows (Kathryn).  The great-grandchildren Maddie Rose Tulloch, Henry Lyle Fellows, Amelia Kathryn Fellows, and Robert Neal Fellows.

The funeral service will be held at HM Patterson & Son- Spring Hill Chapel on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 9 am. The burial will immediately follow at Crest Lawn Memorial Park.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 4, 2020


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Jimmy Williams

January 7, 2020

Lynn, Betty and I have just tonight learned of Alan’s death and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family. While I know the loss is great, and can never be replaced, we feel sure your many wonderful memories of Alan will always be a source of great comfort to you and all who loved him. Alan and I shared many good years together at the Trust Company of Ga/SunTrust ... he was a good friend, and I will miss him too. Jimmy Williams January 7, 2020

Preston Aldridge

January 6, 2020

Alan was my neighbor for many years on Oxford Road in Macon. My house had the worst yard in the community when I bought it and I immediately began to correct this. Alan would come over and tell me to please put any pieces of sod left from my work into his lawn! I became known as his "Yard Man". When his bank later lent me the money for my business, I would go to the Sun Trust Bank and tell the teller that Alan's yard man was there. He always stopped what he was doing to see me. Great memories of a great man.

Lynn Mitchell

January 3, 2020

Mr. Neal was a fine man. I worked for SunTrust for 37 years and every time I saw him he always spoke and had a kind word to say. I know he will truly be missed. Prayers going out for his family.

Helen and Guy Starling

January 3, 2020

Those were the days.....we will not forget.

Adriane and John Wood

January 3, 2020

Lynn: John and I are so very sorry to read of Alan's passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Albert Reichert

January 2, 2020

Dear Lynn,
Deepest sympathy to you.
I have warm memories of serving in the Macon Rotary Club with Alan and serving with him as co-trustees of the Dunlap Memorial Fund.
I grieve with you in his loss.

W Harry Swicord

January 1, 2020

So saddened that we have lost a true gentleman and great friend