Neal McCaskill

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Neal McCaskill, 94, of Midland, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012. A gathering of family and friends will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2012, at his daughter Jane's house, 1609 North I St., in Midland. Neal was born May 7, 1918, in Lubbock, to Ora and Fred McCaskill. He married Melba Clendennen on February 11, 1950. She preceded Neal in death on October 2, 2011. Neal graduated from Texas Tech University as a petroleum engineer. He was a founder of My Community Federal Credit Union in Midland. Also, he was instrumental in starting the YMCA in Midland. He was a volunteer for Parks & Recreation, a tutor for MISD schools, and a Sunday school teacher. Neal was a Boy Scout leader, helping many boys earn their Eagle Scout status. He was an avid bird watcher. Neal and Melba became world travelers. Survivors include daughter, Jane Cappadonna and husband, John of Midland; daughter, Laura (Lolly) Jurado and husband, Daniel of Greeley, CO; daughter, Lindy Lawson of Greenwoood, IN; daughter-in-law, Mary Alice McCaskill of Seguin, TX; grandchildren, Michael, Tony, Alex, Jennifer, Chris, Tony and Catie; 14 great grandchildren; and sister, Freda Bates and husband, Jack. He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael McCaskill, and his brothers, Joe Bill and Fred (Top). Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Sept. 6, 2012