Happy Birthday, Rene. I love you my son and wish you were still here with us. I miss you so much.
It's been four years my son but seems like only yesterday you left us. I miss you so much being out there and just being my sweet son doing the things you liked to do. I love you always and look forward to seeing you again in Heaven. Just a little note to say "I love you" from your mama.
Just a note from your Mama to tell you I love you and miss you so much, my sweet beautiful son. Rest in peace till we see you again. My memories of you somehow grow more vivid every day, the day you were born, the day we finally brought you home from the hospital, the day you learned to walk, the silly face you made when you discovered the taste of dill pickles and that you liked them, even though they made you shiver and crunch up your sweet little face...I thank God for all my memories of you.That they are becoming more clear must truly be a gift from God. You were a miracle baby and I'm so proud of the wonderful, loving and beautiful man that you became. It's hard to not question God for taking you from us too soon, but He must have had His reasons. Rest in Peace my sweet son.I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Love and HUGS to you from your mama, my precious first-born baby boy.
Happy Birthday, Rene! We miss you more every day and the void grows deeper without you here with us. We know that we will see you again one day.Till then, rest in peace, my sweet son. I love you...
I miss you so much, Rene. It's going on four years since you left us but it seems like only yesterday. There is such a hole in our family without you. But I know you are resting in peace with our Heavenly Father. I love you and so look forward to seeing you again in Heaven. I want to sit down beside you and catch up on all those times we missed being together during the short time you were here with us. Rest in Peace my beautiful son. A BIG I LOVE YOU from your Moma.
dad im changein for you i love you so much i miss your more than anything i just wanna make you proud in every single way i can. ill see you when i get to heaven dad your favorite deer huntin partner and son matt neely
It seems so long since you left us. I miss you so much, my Dear Son. I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven. I know there will be peace there where you are resting in peace in the loving care of our Father. I love you, Rene. Always, your Mother.
Big brother, I really miss you. You are always in my heart and on my mind. I long to see you again in Heaven.
Another Thanksgiving Day has passed without you, my sweet son. You are missed more with every passing day. Knowing that you are in Heaven in God's tender care is comforting until we can be with you again in Heaven. I love you, Rene, always...a note to my beautiful son from your loving Mama.
It's been over two years now since my dear son left us. He is missed so much, more with every passing day. You are never far from my mind and always in my heart. I love you my dear son and long to see you again someday in heaven.
Rene, it has been more than a year now since you left us and I miss you so very much. I pray God will hold you in his loving care and take care of you till I see you again. I love you, my precious son. You meant so much and were such an awesome human being to so many people. You are missed so much by all of us. BIG HUGS to you and I love you from your Mama.
I find this really hard to accept. You were a great man and as my first football coach you taught me many life lessons that I had yet to learn elsewhere. You were such a positive influence on so many young people throughout our community. I love and respect you Coach, and I look forward to being reunited with you someday. Until then, God Bless.
A note from your Mother on your Birthday...It's your Birthday today, Rene, our day. I love you and miss you so much, as do all your family and friends. The hole in my heart and of the rest of our family just grows deeper with every passing day. I know you are in a better and more peaceful place. May God hold you in His loving care till we see you again. But I'm selfish, I suppose, because I wish you were here so I could hug you one more time and tell you how much I love you and how very much you are missed.
Love you always, my baby son.
I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Eddie. I know Eddie through the KISL where he was a true treasure to our group. When I began with the KISL, I will never forget that Eddie was the very first person to make me feel at home. I always appreciated his dedication to our league and the way he always went above and beyond the call of duty. He was a wonderful man and all of his family should be so proud of the person that he was. Heaven truly recieved a special blessing when Eddie got Home!! You all will be in my prayers.
Eddie touched our lives in so many ways. I can not believe he is gone. I do know he is in Heaven. He was a friend to us at The King's Academy and the KISL where he was our treasurer and a treasure to us all. He always did the thankless jobs and never wanted a bit of credit for either. Eddie you are missed and will continue to be missed. Every time I sit in a KISL meeting or go to a soccer game you will be in my thoughts. I know you loved your family so much and I pray and know God will continue to take care of them and blessed them.
I'm sorry for your loss I went to school with Rene and Graduated with Avery. He was a good guy and I know you all will miss him.
God bless you,
Debbie and I sat with you and Rene (as we called him in school) at our 25th class reunion last year. It was a pleasure to meet you and visit with Rene after all these years. We were so saddened to hear the news of his passing. He was so much fun to be around and always had a smile on his face and we can see from the nice things people have written about him, that it didn't change after he left Pikeville. On behalf of his friends and classmates, God bless you and your children.
You will be missed dearly however we know that all those you have touched carry a part of you with them forever. Thanks for touching all you have, God Bless You and your Family. Our family and friends will love and cherish you in our hearts forever.
Dear Pam, Mira, & Matt,
We are so Sorry for your loss. Coach Eddie had alot of patience for coaching those CBFO boys, especially Will & Matt. We will miss him dearly.
Paul, Dana, Jessica, Chris, Will, & Sarah Bass
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Eddie meant so much to our kids and taught them so much about sports. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and he will always be in our memories.
Eddie was one of the first persons to befriend me when I moved my family to Knoville just over 10 years ago. He was active in the CBFO youth basketball program where he and I coached. I knew him as a kind, giving, and knowledgeable man. I later had the privilege of coaching his daughter, Myra, as a member of the Knoxville Panthers girls basketball team, along with my daughter, Taylor. It has been a distinct pleasure to watch Myra mature into such a wonderful person and we are deeply saddened by the loss of Eddie. He will always remain in my heart, and his family will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
I was very saddened when I learned of the passing of Eddie. I have known hime for several years both in football and soccer. His devotion to the sports will be missed, and I will miss seeing him on the field. It is my prayer that you all will find strength in knowing how many of us loved and appreciated him, and comfort knowing he is with the Lord.
I knew Eddie as my son Jed's basketball coach, and as a referee during Bearden High soccer games. But most of all as a friend and fellow lover of sports. His confidence in Jed made him a better player and person, and taught him lessons he will carry the rest of his life. Eddie loved the game day atmosphere while officiating games at Bearden, and the press box crew sends our heartfelt condolences to the family.
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Eddie was a great guy, we thank him for becoming a wonderful freind and keeping Dakota in football
Our community will has truly lost a leader for our youth. Ed was committed to kids and the development of youth athletics. I have been fortunate enough to serve with Ed and have witnessed first hand his passion for what he believes is in their best interest. Pam, Mira and Matt, my families thoughts and prayers are with you.
My heart felt sympathy for your loss. I have had the pleasure of knowing Eddie from business at the Athletic House. He was always friendly and conscientious and a joy to know.
Pam, Mira and Matt:
Our family was saddened to hear of "Coach Eddie's" passing yesterday at Erin's CBFO softball game (where the flag was at half mast in memory of Eddie). Eddie coached Erin in basketball and became friends with Mira. Pam, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let Danny, myself, Erin or Chris know if there is anything that we can do for you. We love you. God is with you always... Our deepest sympathy, the Williams' family.
Some say life is short but it is the longest thing we will ever do. All the more reason to give and take as much as you can from each moment. Eddie certainly gave his all, took back in everything he could, and gave it all right back, making it better in the process. What a great world it would be if we were all half of what Eddie exhibited on a daily basis.
Our family was fortunate to have known Eddie for many years. He always managed to share his love and compassion for sports with so many young people and was never afraid to tackle any issue that life threw at him. Our son thought the world of Coach Neely and he always treated Alex like one of his very own. The influence that Eddie made on others is immeasurable. He became more than just a coach or the commissioner that we all grew to know, he became our friend. We loved Eddie dearly and will miss him terribly for years to come. We are so saddened for Pam, Mira and Matt's lose and our hearts go out to each of them during this difficult time. We will keep Eddie bright within our memories.
Eddie's contribution to youth sports in the area was huge. I didn't always agree with his managerial philosophy, but he was truly dedicated to making soccer fun and available to everyone. I coached some, but Eddie did it all, coaching, refereeing, and regional management. It always amazed me how he found time to do all that. No surprise that he was not easy to track down for a signature, he was always on the go. He will be missed. May his family find some solace in knowing that his short life had a positive effect on so many.
Pam, Mira, & Matt:
I am so saddened by your loss. Eddie was such a special person. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you be filled with joyful memories and may you have peace and comfort knowing he is in God's loving arms. I love you and know that I am here for you all.
I don't understand why this happened, but I know that God doesn't make any mistakes. Eddie was a very special person loved by those who knew him.
My prayers are with you.
Pam, You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if there is anything you need me to do. Love Courtney
Pam, Mira, and Matthew,
We pray that God's perfect love will surround you and provide the peace and comfort you need during this time and the days of healing ahead. We love you very much and want to help in any way we can ~ let us know what we can do. Love,
Johnny, Sheila, and Jacob Parham
My Prayers are with you in this difficult time. I officiated with Eddie and I know what he meant to a lot of young people. He always tried to be there for anybody that had a need. I had cancer also but I am in remission as of now.
We all have lost a great person.
Dear Neely family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you work through this difficult time. We came to know Eddie through CBFO and Jake adored him as a coach. We appreciated all he did with CBFO to keep it up and running when no one else wanted the difficult task. He will be missed but not forgotten. He is in the hearts of all those boys he coached, as we know he is looking down on them from a better place.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Eddie truly made an impact in my life and will always be remembered. Randall Gore and Family. (CBFO)
we are so sorry for your loss from all of region 335
I have officiated soccer for many years with Eddie. I will surely miss him. He was a true friend. I will never forget him. May God keep and comfort his family in this most difficult time.
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Alot of kids benefited from Eddie's countless hours of volunteer work. May your family be comforted with happy memories.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Steve, Lisa and Taylor Moore
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Just a note to let you know how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Angie, Ken, James, Amanda and Courtney Daniels
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO LET ME KNOW. I AM SO SORRY. MY HEART ACHES FOR YOU ALL.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Eddie will be so missed. He was a friend of Youth Sports for sure, but was also a friend of Adult Soccer in Knoxville, always willing to help and support our needs. Our prayers are with his family. God Bless.
Steve Green on behalf of all the Soccer Players from the Knoxville Metro Soccer League.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Eddie was a very dedicated supporter of youth athletics, both as a mentor, coach & official. His ability to help coordinate & organize within the the CBFO community will be sadly missed, as well as his spirit and passion to help better young athletics. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Neely family.
Eddie was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed by my family. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. My family truly loved Eddie.
We are so very saddened by the news of Eddie's passing. We will always remember him with immense fondness and appreciation for his devotion as a coach and mentor to so many young men, including our own son. His love for the Lord and people was evident to all. Know that our prayers will continue for your family in the days and months to come. May the God of all comfort embrace you with His everlasting love.
Warmly, Scott and Marian Horne
(parents of Fielding)
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.