David Lee O'Neil Sr., 63
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David Lee O'Neil Sr., 63, of Talbot died at Indiana University Arnett Hospital in Lafayette 12 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2012, where he had been a patient the past 3 weeks.
David was born in Raub February 5, 1949, the son of the late Jess and Wanita Reed O'Neil, and was a graduate of IVY Tech with a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. He married Donna K. Vice at Johnson City, Kentucky February 2, 1974, and she survives. He was employed as an LPN, and also was a self employed truck driver. He served in the US Army for 3 tours of duty in Viet Nam, and also served with the Indiana National Guard, retiring with the rank of Staff Sergant in 2009 with over 20 years of total service. David was a member of the Tri County Baptist Church at Ambia; a member of the VFW Post at Earl Park; a member of the American Legion; the 40 & 8 and the AMVETS.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Marcia (husband: Greg) Drake, of Lafayette; Teresa (husband: Rick) Whitehead, of South Side, Tenn. and Lisa (husband: Bob) Houlihan, of Wabash; two sons, David L. O'Neil Jr., of St. Simons Island, Ga. and Richard Easterday, of Washington; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Oxford at 11 a.m. Monday; the Rev. Daniel Meese officiating. Interment with military rites will be held at Boswell Cemetery.
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2012