Jack Neal Sr. – Virginia Beach
Jack Neal Sr., 80, passed away peacefully with his family and the angels by his side September 22, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jenny and Dixie B. Neal Sr., brothers Alva Lee, Dixie B. Neal Jr., and sister Audrey Doughtie. He was born in St. Brides, VA.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Betty Neal; son Jack Neal Jr. of Hampton; daughters Nancy Turco and husband John of Summerville, SC; Jeri Phillips and husband Michael of Norfolk, VA; Jackie Richelieu and husband Kurt of Kennewick, WA; 5 grandchildren Jayna, Nicole, Charlie, Stephanie and Emily; one great-grandchild Jake; brother William Earl Neal and wife Patsy of Chesapeake, VA; and sister Georgia Shirley of Virginia Beach, VA.
He retired from Virginia Beach City Schools in 1993, and continued working for his good friends Teresa & Danny Garcia at Ceramic Arts Dental Lab. Jack loved all music, rock ‘n roll, c & w and jazz. He was a talented performer. To his many fans all over the world that would claim him as the best bass player in the world, he would say, “keep rockin'”. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, VB.
His Legacy is found not as much in what he said, but as in how he lived his life; an unwavering faith in the Lord, kindness and respect for all he encountered, and a dedication & pride in his family. His quick wit, contagious smile & loving touch will surely be missed.
The family will be having a private memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cremate.org.