Hoyal Neal

HOYAL 'GENE' E. NEAL, 64 ROCKFORD - Hoyal "Gene" E. Neal, 64, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Amberwood Care Center, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Born Oct. 18, 1948, in LaFallotte, Tenn. He married Virginia Shumway and together they shared 34 years of marriage. Gene was the owner of G-Caps for 21 years. He had a love for music and sports, was an avid Bears fan and he was the happiest when he was surrounded by his family. Survived by father, Karl; wife, Virginia; children, Karla Neal and Angie (Todd Pfab) Neal; grandchildren, Jacob and Ashley; loving aunts, Cue Hale and Janice Engle Schulz; sisters-in-law, Pat Therrien, Nan (Darryl) Hayes, Peg (Craig) Fifer; cousins, Joanne, Susie (Ken), Johnette (Eric) Chesty (Joanie) and Tim; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Ken Adkins and Ron McMillan. Predeceased by mother, Anna Ruth Schulz; grandparents; and aunt Myonia Stone. Memorial visitation will be held in the springtime, the time and date will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, , 1111 S. Alpine Road, Suite 307 Rockford, IL 61108. Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, was honored to have assisted the family. To express condolences or share a memory, visit honquestfh.com.

Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2012