Gay B. O'Neal Jr.
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Virginia Beach - BMC Gay B. O'Neal, Jr. USN (retired), 88, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Born in Waverly, VA, on April 19, 1926, he was a resident of Virginia Beach, VA for more than 50 years. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years, serving in Korea and two tours in Vietnam on gun boats. He received many prestigious awards and medals during his naval career, including the Purple Heart. He was also retired from Portsmouth General Hospital after 20 years of dedicated service there.
Leaving behind to carry-on his memory is his loving wife of 60 years, Maria C. O'Neal, a son, David B. O'Neal (Michelle) and four daughters, Olinda L. Winters (Roby), Gayle E.M. O'Neal (Larry), Shirley A. Boynton (Michael) and Pamela J. Minnich, nine grandchildren (Roby Winters, Jr., David W. Winters, Travis J. O'Neal, Kenneth G. Elmore, Maria L. Phillips, Steven D. Minnich, II, Adam A. Minnich, Amanda L. Minnich and Jeffrey A. Case), six great-grandchildren and his extended family of nieces, nephews and family friends.
A funeral service will be conducted Monday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel by Reverend Jane A. Davis. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 4pm to 6pm at the funeral home. Chief O'Neal will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors. online condolences at www.hdoliver.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Christ Presbyterian Church, 709 Aragona Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 in memory of our wonderful father.
? Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die. ?
H.D Oliver Funeral Apartments
2002 Laskin Road Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 25, 2014