Gary Neal Sr.

LINCOLNTON - Gary Curtis Neal Sr., 63, of Landers Chapel Church Road, died Jan. 3, 2013.

His funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church with Pastor Steven King officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Neal was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Lincoln County to the late George C. Neal Jr. and Mabel Kiser Neal.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Libby Towery and a brother-in-law, Gene Payseur. He was
retired from Timken Company with over 25 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Schronce Neal of the home; one son, Gary Curtis Neal, Jr. and wife Lynn of Lincolnton; one daughter, Amy Lynn Neal of Lincolnton; two sisters, Brenda Payseur and Gail Cabiness and husband Harold, all of Lincolnton; a brother, Mike Neal and wife Sheila of Bessemer City; a brother-in-law, Boyd Towery Jr. of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Keely Heath and Nathan Heath; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 509 Long Shoals Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.

Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Neal family.

Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 5, 2013