Jesse C. Neal
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79, of Canton passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014. He was born in Clayton, Ala, on Sept. 18, 1934 to the late David and Viola-Keener Neal. He later moved to Canton, Ohio where he attended McKinley Sr. High School and later joined the Air Force. Jessie retired from the Timken Company after 32 years of truck driving. After retirement he was able to continue doing the things he loved like traveling to Myrtle Beach and Florida for golf.
Jessie was preceded in death by his wife Gloria Jackson Neal and brothers Barthemus Neal and Jeffrey Neal.
He was a member of the Blue Knights & Old Timers Club, and a faithful member of the Mt. Calvary 2nd Missionary Baptist Church. Jessie also participated in the church choir.
Jessie is survived by three brothers; David (Kat) Neal, of Dearborn, Mich.; Rev. Ollie B. (Betsy) Neal, of Goldsboro, N.C.; and Fred Neal Detroit, Mich. and sister Whitney Neal of Canton. Jesse leaves to mourn his sons Jessie (Denise) Armstrong, Marlon Neal, and daughter Tameca Neal. Stepchildren are Cynthia Gaskin, Raleigh Gaskin, Cheryl (Tim) Burns, Reba Solomon Perrin, Susan Solomon, and Edward Shawn Solomon and loving companion, Karen Quincy. He also leaves behind twenty-one grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Calling hours will be held at Mt. Calvary 2nd Missionary Baptist Church, 1000-3rd Street NE Canton, at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 18th. The funeral will begin after calling hours at 12 p.m. with the burial immediately following. Please visit www.reedfuneralhome.com
Reed Funeral Home
705 Raff Road SW Canton, OH 44710
Published in The Repository on July 16, 2014