Graveside service for Derek Ray Neal, 19, of Lufkin will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 in the Gann Cemetery with Brother Bobby Oberlechner officiating. Derek was born November 15, 1993 in Lufkin to Karen (Calhoun) and Donnie Neal, Jr. and died August 11, 2013 in Lufkin. Derek graduated Central High School Class of 2012 and was enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program to enter the Marine Corp Recruit Training. He loved football, playing Xbox, and picking and joking around with people. He is survived by his parents, Karen and Donnie Neal, Jr.; sister, Kayla Neal; grandparents, Virginia and Gordon Getro and Donnie, Sr. and Helen Neal; great-grandmother, Pauline Calhoun, all of Lufkin; uncle, Bryan Calhoun of Alabama; aunts, Loraine Dugat and Christie Patel, both of Lufkin; numerous other family and friends. Derek was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leon Calhoun. Casketbearers will be Marcus Thompson, Bobby Don Hawkins, Randal Massey, Johnthan Gray, Dustin Griffith, and Pablo Campaz. Honorary Casketbearers will be Ray Griffith and Dakota Nash. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Allen Gin Baptist Church. Eternal Tributes may be made at www.sneadlintonfh.com. Snead Linton Funeral Home, directors.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News on Aug. 16, 2013