Dear Lillie: Charlie Brown called me about Neil's passing. To me, he was indefatigable, so the news was sadly surprising.
Neil was a tremendous help to me as a colleague and as a friend--you are, too--although miles and time separated us over the years. 'Will not ever forget his intro of me to Ann Richards and his sincere and easy Texan courtesy and friendliness. it was a distinct pleasure to have known Neil. Bless you and the family. Joel Fowler
Gene and I send our deepest sympathy to you Lil and your family during this difficult time. May God bless and keep you in his arms.
LaDell & Gene Freudenberg, Pflugerville Tx
Neil brought smiles to so many people. The joy he shared crossed all ages. A wonderful man that will be dearly missed.
"He went away to a place where there's no tears, nor sorrow only laughter and smiles.
As he moves amongst the clouds, he will look down and smile upon you."
My thoughts and prayers are with Lillie and the entire family.
Although my heart is overwhelmed with so much sadness, my mind is very aware of what a full and happy life Neil lead. The stories that Lillie and Neil would share about their early romance, the bond between them throughout their marriage, their wonderful family and friends, “clowning around” together…we all wish for that sort of happiness and fulfillment in our lives. Neil was a kind and special man, so full of love and integrity. How grateful I am to have known him.
Neil was a true energizer bunny for so long, but I know it's now time for his body to rest. He will be greatly missed by all, but he will always have a place in my heart.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Lillie.
I met Neal 30 years ago when working with his dear wife, Lillie. Such a warm, generous, and delightful man, always a smile on his face and lilt in his voice, always a kind word, a joke or compliment. Neal will be deeply missed by all who found joy in their relationship with him and his family. Blessings and peace to them, especially his devoted Lillie.
My deepest sympathy and respect,
A great man..... he will be missed..... Prayers and the Peace that passeth understanding to you Laura and Mrs. Gilligan.....
I had known Neil for 3 years, but he was always a friend and stopped by the recorders office frequently just to chat. I will miss him.
Lil and family,
With sincere sympathy, we remember Neil as a distinguished gentleman who always had a smile on his face and kindness in his heart. He was a man of integrity and honor. He will be greatly missed by friends and acquaintances. May God give you peace in your loss and comfort in your memories.
Dayland and Kay Parsons (Abilene, TX)
You have our deepest sympathy. He is now beside God and no longer in pain. He was a truly dedicated clown and person and will be missed.
Neil was loyal, dedicated and known for honesty and integrity
to all his many trusted friends and associates who were privileged
to know him. He will be missed.