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Daniel Benton McNeel

Daniel B. McNeel, 97, was born September 21, 1916 in Beaumont, TX to Jerry Mills and Shirley Morris McNeel and passed away December 14, 2013 in Woodville. Mr. McNeel worked as an electrician from Local 479 in construction for over 45 years. He honorably served his country in the US Navy as a Seaman 2nd Class from October 1940 until he was discharged July 1941. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, December 17 at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home on 11th Street in Beaumont. Funeral services, officiated by Reverend Douglas Shows, will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 18 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Daniel Benton McNeel is survived by his sons, Clyde Edward Wilson and wife Linda of Vidor, Hugh Elbert Wilson and wife, Sandra Jo of Colmesneil; his daughter, Clydine Elizabeth Pate and husband, Bobby of Silsbee; grandchildren, Lisa, Ricky, Bridget, Julie, Tracy, Warren, Sherry, Hugh II, Paul, Darren, Deborah, Jerry and Jill Marie; 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Clydine Honeycutt McNeel; sons, Daniel Aubrey McNeel and Charles Richard Wilson; parents; brothers, William Jerry, Lee Lawrence, Archie Howard, James Stevens, Leon Arnold and Richard Polston; sisters, Margaret, Iris Roberta, Catherine Mills, Leola, and Althea Velma.


Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 16, 2013
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