Neil G Segars
February 4, 1939 – September 8, 2020
Neil Gregory Segars, 81, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on September 8, 2020, surrounded by family. Neil was born to his parents, Clement and Gertrude Segars, on February 4, 1939, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a graduate of Ensley High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from the University of Alabama in 1961, a Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law in 1968 and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Xavier University in 1975. Neil married the love of his life, Carolyn Thrailkill Segars, in 1960, who survives him. Neil is preceded in death by his daughter Carolyn Ann Segars and is survived by children Neil Gregory Segars, Jr. (Angie), Scott Alan Segars (Keelie), Geoffrey Thrailkill Segars (Margret), grandchildren Jennifer Leigh Maddox, Lori Maddox Farley (Bradford) and a host of other grandchildren and great grandchildren. After a successful career with Univac, Neil and Carolyn founded Mid-South Data Industries which operated five offices across the southeastern United States. Neil served the community as a member of the Birmingham Southern College board of directors and was an active member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, the Gideons and Kairos Ministries. He also dedicated his time to the Emmaus community, mentoring others and teaching adults, both inside and outside of the prison community, to read. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Elmwood Chapel on Thursday, September 10 from 4:00 to 6:00 and Friday, September 11 at 11:00, respectively. Funeral services also will be streamed via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/RidoutsElmwood/ . For those wishing to send something in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Gideons or Kairos Ministries.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Celebration of Life
Friday, September 11, 2020
Neil G Segars
September 11, 2020
Neil was a kind, caring, smart, wonderful Christian whose actions clearly matched his words. I feel very blessed to have known him during the last few years of his life. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his family, friends, Saint Mark members, and those whose lives he touched in his numerous ministries. Rest in peace, Neil.
September 10, 2020
Neil and I started school together in Wylam in 1945. We continued our friendship for the rest of our life. In fact, I worked for Neil for a time at Mid-South . We shared several common goals in life , including a desire to reach people and share the gospel. Neil especially had a burden for the incarcerated and for years shared his teaching abilities within these walls.
The world was a better place because of Neil Segars and we will miss him greatly. He brought joy and compassion to all he met. We pray for Carolyn and the entire family during these times.
GOD SPEED MY BROTHER.