Robert "Bob" O'Neal

March 14, 1944March 17, 2020

Robert “Bob” O’Neal, 76, passed away March 17th at a local hospital.

Bob was raised in Chattanooga and graduated from Tyner High School. He then served proudly in the U. S. Army from 1966 – 1968. He lived most of his adult life in Oklahoma City, where he graduated from The University of Central Oklahoma.

He was a natural salesman and was grateful to be able to earn a living doing what he loved. He had a long career representing Hardwick Stove Company and then The Learning System, and many of his customers became life-long friends.

Bob was preceded in death by infant daughter, Kelley Marie; his parents, Lewis Porter and Pauline Harris O’Neal; and his brothers, Randal and Gary.

Bob is survived by his much-loved wife of 53 years, Jane; and their twin daughters, Kelley Elizabeth and Christine Marie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 19th at 11:30 am at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 10:30 -11:30 am at the church on the same day

A private burial will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Chattanooga.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 19, 2020


Robert "Bob" O'Neal

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Charleen Johnson

March 21, 2020

I personally didn't know Mr. O'Neal, but I know his beautiful daughters, Kelley and Christine. He raised great girls and I know they miss him very much. Know you will see him again Kelley and Christine. Praying for your family.

Debra Coleman

March 19, 2020

I worked with Jane for 25 years and had the privilege of knowing Bob. From social events to him coming by the office to take Jane to lunch or just to say hi to her. He always had a smile on his face and was so kind to all of us. Me especially. I have missed them both so much since they moved back to TN, but they were at their happy place.
My heart and prayers go to Jane, Kelley and Christine.
Rest In Peace Bob. We will all join you at a later date. 🌟

George & Donna Byrd

March 19, 2020

We are truly saddened with the passing of our wonderful friend and neighbor, "Bob" O'Neal...May he rest in peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our warmest thoughts, love and prayers for Jane, Kelley and Christy! May God's "perfect peace" abide with them now and the days ahead...

George & Donna Byrd
Chattanooga, TN

Debbie Gorden

March 18, 2020

Bob was a good friend of my sister and brother in law Karen & Jim Whaylen. This gave me a chance to know Bob and Jane. Bob always had a sincere smile on his face. We have missed him at St Charles in OKC. Prayers for the whole family ❤️