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Alexander "Alex" James Neel

March 21, 1992November 20, 2021

Alexander James Neel was born on March 21, 1992, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to James Scott Neel and Caroline Harvell Neel, and passed this life on November 20, 2021, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the age of 29.

Alex was active in the Boy Scouts of America and attained the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 16. He graduated from Southside High School as a member of the Class of 2010 and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 2015. Alex was an intern at Scott Free and RSA Films in Los Angeles, California, and then followed in the footsteps of his father Scott and grandfather Doug by entering the engineering field. Alex worked as a water treatment specialist at HarChem Water Services, specializing in the treatment of boilers, cooling towers, and closed loop systems and excelling in customer sales. He was also a proud member of the Cherokee Nation.

A lifelong Arkansan, Alex loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking and exploring the countryside in his beloved state of Arkansas. He loved live music and spent many weekends traveling to music festivals or enjoying a live band. Alex was also an artisan, creating jewelry from quartz and crystal he sourced himself, and was well known in the music community for the metal pins he designed and commissioned for popular bands. He also had a gift for investment and had recently been serving as a consultant in cryptocurrency.

Alex was a Christian, a free spirit, and a kind soul, who was dedicated to his family and friends. Quick with a kind word and always willing to lend a hand, he was loved by all who knew him and never met a stranger. When you see a fresh country spring or hear the opening notes of a guitar solo, we hope you will remember him and how much he loved life. We will miss him forever.

Alex is survived by his parents, Scott and Caroline Neel, of Roland, Oklahoma; his brother, Logan Neel, of Roland, Oklahoma; his grandmother, Sandra Neel, of Fort Smith, Arkansas; his grandparents P. Doug and Carol Harvell, of Muldrow, Oklahoma; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Alex was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jerry Neel, and his uncle, Rodney Neel.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021, at 10am, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Muldrow, Oklahoma, followed by a private interment at Upper Camp Creek Cemetery in Muldrow, Oklahoma, under the supervision of Edwards Funeral Home. Alex’s dear friends and favorite Arkansas musicians, Woody & Sunshine, will perform at the service in his honor.

Services

  • A Celebration of Alex's Life

    Friday, November 26, 2021

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Bethany Tate

November 28, 2021

My deepest condolences to Scott & Caroline, Logan & family. I have some fond memories of Alex from my childhood & remember when we all would play as kids in the cul-de-sac. Very fun times. Alex will be missed.

Judy McDonald

November 26, 2021

It saddens my heart to learn about Alex 😢 I always enjoyed exchanging stories on the concerts we had been to, always trying to have one up on the other. It was my favorite time at WW&L to hear that Keith and Alex were there to service our system. Doug- my heart goes out to you 💔 Alex will truly be missed ❣ my prayers are with you and your family. Luv Judy Klein McDonald

Lisa Sharp

November 26, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alex.
I only had the pleasure of knowing him through my daughter and her friends, but every memory I have of him is kind and thoughtful and so polite and nice. He was always there to step up and help out. Alex, thank you for being such a good friend to London, Nazar and our little Daphney Kate. I know you have been a good friend to many and will be greatly missed, until you meet them again please be helping to watch over them.
Praying for your family and friends to continue to feel your love in every sweet memory. God's Peace be with them all.
Revelation 21:4

Lisa Sharp

Millie Vance

November 26, 2021

Scott, Caroline, and Logan,

So sorry for your tremendous loss. I am praying for you all. God’s grace is sufficient to meet all your needs. Trust in Him and rely on Him because He cares for you and He knows your hurt. I wish I had known your son. I can tell he was dearly loved by a lot of people.

Lesley Clark

November 26, 2021

My love, prayers and hugs to Logan, Caroline and Scott. I loved being Alex’s fifth-grade teacher, meeting his wonderful family, and watching Alex shine. He was so creative at such a young age. I remember how he loved writing & illustrating stories & books when he finished his classwork. He was a light in the classroom and everyone's friend. Alex never had a bad day. His happy-go-lucky attitude was contagious. I was blessed to teach Logan as well and to count the family as friends. I was so proud & honored to be invited to Alex’s Eagle Scout ceremony. Watching him grow up and do wonderful things with his life was such a pleasure. I’ve always been impressed with this family’s strength and devotion to one another. I know it will carry you through this unimaginably difficult time. God's grace and peace to you. I love you all! ❤️

Dylon Scheele

November 25, 2021

I remember various times where I’ve had immense struggles in different forms, but regardless of my situations, Alex was always someone I could count on and find the light at the end of the tunnel through. His belief in me would often push me through these moments far more than i’d express and I’m grateful to call him my friend. He was a light and uplifting spirit to many people & really a one-of-a-kind human being. This isn’t good-bye, but more of a “I’ll see you later.”

Much love for you bub ❤️
-Dylon

Hannah Sevenstar

November 25, 2021

I met Alex a little less than 2 years ago and I always looked forward to seeing him. He kept everyone laughing and smiling. I'll forever remember him happy and full of life. We'll miss you forever bud.

Woody & Sunshine

November 25, 2021

Alex was a shining light in our lives; someone on whom we could always rely for a jovial word of encouragement or comic relief in uncomfortable situations. We spent innumerable hours together laughing, listening to music, and enjoying each others' company throughout the years, and we will certainly cherish those precious memories for the rest of our lives. We love you, bubba.

Miriam Shure

November 24, 2021

Alex was one of the most generous and genuine souls I ever got to meet. I knew him through many mutual friends and got to enjoy many concerts with him. I am extremely lucky to have had him in my life like many others. My thoughts go out to his family. Rest in love, brother

Britt Varner

November 23, 2021

Scott and family,
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Although never meeting him he sounded like an amazing young man. You guys will be in my prayers over the next few days, stay strong and hold each other tight. 🙏🙏