Joe B. NEALY, SR
March 16, 1948 – June 12, 2020
Joe Bernard Nealy Sr. was born March 16, 1948 to Carrie James Nealy and Lessie Mae Jackson in Temple Texas. Joe attended public schools and in 1967 graduated from I M Terrel Highschool. Following his graduation from high school, Joe attended college but shortly after enrolling he was drafted into the United States Marine Corps and earned the rank of Private First Class. He fought in the Vietnam War where he was wounded in action. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon, and the Vietnam Service Medal. After his brave servitude in the military he was honorably discharged. Joe met Alma Joyce Green and the two united in holy matrimony on June 15, 1968. Three children, Joe Nealy Jr., Gregory, and Christopher Nealy were born of their union. Joe and Joyce shared their lives together in matrimony for 29 years before her demise in 1997. At an early age Joe professed a belief in Christ and later became a member of Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church where he served faithfully as the church treasurer. Joe was a faithful and loyal employee of Bell Helicopter for over 35 years. He received numerous awards and certificates for his years of service. Joe retired from Bell in 2013. On Friday, June 12, 2020, Mr. Joe Bernard Nealy Sr. answered the call of the Lord and stepped into the light of eternity where he will reunite with his loving and devoted wife Alma Joyce Nealy, his parents C.J. Nealy and Lessie Mae Jackson, brothers: Lawrence Shelton, Charlie & Freddie Jackson, James E. Nealy and sisters Merilyn Johnson and Dinah Faye Harden. Joe leaves a legacy of precious memories in the hearts of his three sons, Joe Nealy Jr., Gregory and Christopher Nealy. Brothers, Hurley and Mark Jackson, Jerry and Willie Ray Nealy. Sisters, Emma Jean, Janell, and Janice Nealy, Issie Mae Campbell, Carolyn Morgan, Ann Faulkner, Alicia Gatlin, and Dorothy Church. 18 grandchildren, great grandchildren, companion Lela Jones, and a host of relatives and friends.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.gwspencerdirs.net for the NEALY family.
- Joe Nealy, Jr., Active Pallbearer
- Gregory Nealy, Active Pallbearer
- Christopher Nealy, Active Pallbearer
- Larry Williams, Active Pallbearer
Friday, June 19, 2020
Graveside Service Celebration
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Joe B. NEALY, SR
June 20, 2020
Our condolences to the family. RIH Joe... May God comfort and carry your family at this time.....
June 19, 2020
I knew Joe where we served as inspectors at Bell . Joe was a great man, devoted to his earthly family, his church family and his Bell family. Joe was a great role model for me and others at work where he lead with honor and integrity. More importantly, he led by his actions as a Christian; he didn’t have to say much to be a big influence. My condolences to the family. Joe, you will be missed but not forgotten. Semper Fi.
Rubye F Davis
June 18, 2020
To the family of Joe Nealy please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Joe. He will be missed He’s resting in peace now with our Lord.
June 18, 2020
To the Nealy Family. So sorry for your lost. My cousin Joe had a Beautiful smile. Rest in Heaven.