Bookhout Funeral Home

357 Main St PO Box 612, Oneonta, NY


Herbert H. Neer

September 19, 1935April 17, 2020

Herbert H. Neer, 84, of Laurens passed away, Friday April 17, 2020 at his home.

He was born September 19, 1935, in Delhi, the son of the late Ira and Frances (Emrick) Neer. Herb married Caryl E. Wickenhofer on April 10, 1960 in the Main Street Baptist Church, Oneonta. Herb worked for several different companies in the area retiring from Keith Clark in Sidney as a Machine Operator for over 20 years.

Herb was a member of the Laurens Fire Department serving as a Fire Police. He also loved to work on small engines in his spare time. Herb was an avid NASCAR fan and always looked forward to watching WWE Wrestling on Monday and Friday nights.

Herb is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Caryl Neer of Laurens; his son Steve Neer and daughter Penny of Laurens; his brother Robert (Joanne); his sisters Doris, Edith (Ray) and Shirley; a sister-in-law Elaine. Also many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter Peggy as well as his brothers Harvey and Sonny and sisters Pauline and Mary.

Burial will take place at a later date in Laurens Village Cemetery at the convenience of the family.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Herbert H. Neer

have a memory or condolence to add?

Tom & Treena Halstead

May 18, 2020

Herbie was very knowledgeable about small engines and could fix anything. If it didn't turn out right the first time, he'd keep at it until it was perfect. He was the definition of a good neighbor and will be missed.


April 23, 2020

Dear Caryl,
Just to let you know I am thinking of you.
Joyce Mattice Stone

Ken Rose

April 23, 2020

I attended Laurens School. I remember Herb, who drove that old car with Don, Herb , and Harv on the back bumper. My memory is of Herb and Carol always being friendly, laughing, and having a good time. Even after all this time, I can still picture Herb and the others with the car.


Learn more about the Neer name