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Funeral services for R.B. Neal of Jena will be at 10 am Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Jena, with Revs. Terry Doughty, Fox Paul and Ronnie House officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Brothers of Jena. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 5 pm to 9 pm at Hixson Brothers funeral Home.
Mr. Neal, age 75, of Jena was born July 9, 1937 in Jena to the union of W.E. "Rastus" and Beulah Renfrow Neal and passed from this life on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Rapides Regional Hospital in Alexandria.
He was a painter by trade, a veteran of the United States Air Force, loved to hunt and enjoyed being with friends drinking coffee and playing music.
He is survived by sons, Mark Neal and wife Michele and Mike Neal and wife Tammy, all of Jena; daughters, Martha Doughty and husband Terry of Jena and Cheryl Tolar and husband Mark of West Monroe; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elvie, Arthur, Glit and Bobby Neal; sisters, Odell Davis and Myrtle Randall and grandson, Michah Neal.
Pallbearers will be Justin Doughty, Jared Doughty, Jordan Doughtry, Jonathan Doughtry, Garrett Neal and Clay Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lathan Neal, Jerry Freeman, David "Cowboy" Robertson, Kenneth Redd, Jerry Neal and James Neal.
You may send condolences to the neal family at www.hixsonbrothers.com.
Published in The Town Talk on Mar. 20, 2013