CHERRYVILLE - Walter Alexander McNeely, 81, of Hull Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 23, 1932, in Cleveland County, a son of the late Bryson and Maggie Justice McNeely.
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He was a member of North Brook Baptist Church and Pine Grove Golf Course. Walt enjoyed gardening, shooting pool, playing golf, bowling and fishing. He was retired from Doran Textile and Ester Mill in Shelby.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Alma Elizabeth Houser McNeely; son, Larry McNeely (Nancy) of Lincolnton; daughters, Linda Ledford (Tommy), Jane Homesley (Amos P. III), and Wanda Black (Mike), all of Cherryville; sister, Mary Sutton (George) of Cherryville; grandchildren, Tracy Ledford (LaDonna) of Vale, Brandy Ledford of Cherryville, and Nikki Zammarelli (Ed) of Cherryville; step-grandchild, Dale Ledford (Jamey) of Cherryville; great-grandchildren, Morgan Silver, Chase Silver, Gracie Ledford, Olivia Ledford and Zoie Costner; and step-great-grandchild, Dale Ledford, Jr.
The family would like to give a special thanks to DeLynn Fitch, RN for the care provided to Mr. McNeely.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Funeral service: 4 p.m. Sunday at North Brook Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Revs. Ray Pennell and Bob Wise
Burial: Will follow at the church cemetery.
Funeral home: Carpenter's Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to North Brook Baptist Building Fund, 7421 Flay Road, Cherryville, NC 28021, or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr, Shelby, NC 28150.
Online condolences: www.carpentersfuneralhome.net
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 15, 2014