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John C. Neal

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JOHN C. NEAL, age 77, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great- grandfather and friend, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Joan Butler Neal: brother Ronald H. Neal, nephew Ronnie Neal, children and their spouses, Carol McGee, Lynn Morton and husband Blaine Morton, Nancy Massey and husband Wright Massey and son, Clay Neal; ten grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. John C. Neal was born March 14, 1931in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, beloved son of E.T. and Macie Neal. After leaving the Air force in 1952, John went to work for Signal Oil and Gas. Ten years later, he became President and CEO of the National Mortgage Corp. of America. In 1967, he began a 16 year association with Hinton Mortgage and Investment Co. serving as Senior Vice President. In 1983 he acquired Davis Penn Mortgage Co. serving as President and CEO, until his retirement in 2007. He served on the board of directors of Texas Coastal Bank and CEO of Stratford Properties Inc. He is a member in good standing with The Masonic Grand Lodge of Kentucky. John was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 1966 of which he held in highest regard. Member of the First United Methodist Church in Pasadena, Texas. He loved the game of golf, family gatherings and traveling to new and fun places. He was a strong loving and caring family man. He touched many lives along his earthly journey and will be sadly missed by family and friends. A special thanks to all the doctors, nurses and medical professional, may god bless. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm until 5:00pm Sunday March the 15th, 2009 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. A memorial Service will be held at 2pm Monday March 16, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church, 1062 Fairmont Pkwy. Pasadena Texas, 77504.

Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2009
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