OBITUARY

Franklin Daniel Neel

July 8, 1941April 29, 2019
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Mr. Franklin Daniel Neel, 77, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 in Waco. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors. Inurnment will be at a later date in D/FW National Cemetery.

Franklin was born on July 8, 1941 to Oscar William and Mozelle (Hastings) Neel in Jonesboro, Texas. He was a former resident of Arlington prior to moving to Waco in 2004. Franklin graduated from Waco High in 1961. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 until 1965. He was awarded for sharp shooter and special service as an aircraft mechanic. Franklin retired from General Motors / Jack Cooper 1989, where he worked as a mechanic. His favorite hobby was repairing televisions, loved watching the Green Bay Packers, and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Everyone loved him, and he never met a stranger. His favorite pastime was drinking coffee with his buddies at Starbucks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rebecca Gay Neel; brothers, Bill, Raymond, Oscar Jr., sister, Mazelle Hough.

Survivors include his children: Gina Neel George and husband, Jerry of Waco, Lynda Sudderth of Fort Worth, Sombronah Koelmel of Beeville, Andrew Carter of Maryville, Kansas, Donald Carter of Arlington, and Rebecca Wilson of Wylie; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and sister, Dorothy Williams of McGregor, Former wife, Connie Harwell mother of Gina Neel George.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Interim Hospice Sheri Fisk and Dwana Montgomery for the care given to Frank Neel during his last days.

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  • Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rebecca Gay Neel; brothers, Bill, Raymond, Oscar Jr., sister, Mazelle Hough.

    Survivors include his children: Gina Neel George and husband, Jerry of Waco, Lynda Sudderth of Fort Worth, Sombronah Koelmel of Beeville, Andrew Carter of Maryville, Kansas, Donald Carter of Arlington, and Rebecca Wilson of Wylie; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sister, Dorothy Williams of McGregor.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Bev Wells

May 3, 2019

My heart goes out to the family. Frank was a kind soul and he will be dearly missed. May God comfort you all.
(A classmate)

Theresa Gutierrez

May 1, 2019

Prayers for the family. My family knew Frank from the Pitt Grill in Arlington.

Alan Hough

April 30, 2019

Uncle Frank was a quiet inspiration to those who recognize the beauty of simplicity. He was always there for those in need. I cherish the memories of his nearby presence in Arlington while I was in college. I always knew he was there if I needed him. Once he gave up His well-deserved holiday rest to come change out a bad starter on my car so I could make it home for Thanksgiving. It was brutally wet and cold that day but of course he never complained. He just smiled that warm loving smile of his and wished me well on my trip back home. I have remained in awe of his quiet yet dignified simplicity ever since. Truly an inspirational life well lived! He will be missed

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