Funeral service for Robert Emmett O'Neil, 80, will be Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11 am with the Rev. Charles Sims and the Rev. Pete McElrath officiating. Burial will be in Unity Cemetery. Mr. O'Neil passed away November 29, 2012 at Coosa Valley Medical Center. Mr. O'Neil was preceded in death by father and mother: George Calvin O'Neil and Maggie O'Neil, brothers: Jack and Calvin O'Neil Jr and sister: Mary Ellen Johnson. He graduated from high school in 1950 and served in the Korean War as a SGT and honorable discharged on July 23, 1954. He served as an administration specialist I Corps G.3 Section while in Korea. He received many medals and awards for service to his country. He was a Christian and joined Unity Presbyterian Church of Weogufka in 1945 and served as a deacon and elder and was Clerk of Sessions for 28 years. He retired in 1994 from the State of Alabama Department of Industrial Relations for health reasons. He is survived by wife of 58 years, Myra O'Neil of Sylacauga; daughter, Jana Celeste O'Neil of Lanett; sister-in-law, Faye Hosey; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Randy Helm, Richard Helm, Harold Ogle, Tim Eziekel, Wayne Wood, Bobby Eziekel. Family will accept flowers or donations to the Unity Prebyterian Cemetery Fund; PO Box 385; Sylacauga, AL 35150. Online condolences may be offered at at www.curtisandsonfh. com Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the service.
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Published in The Daily Home on Dec. 1, 2012