Neil R. Sewell
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Neil Richard Sewell, 89, of Lexington, Ala., passed away June 27, 2013, after a brief illness. Mr. Sewell was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired mill operator at Reynolds Metals. Mr. Sewell was the Junior Vice Commander of American Legion Post 11, of which he was a 64 year member and a member of the VFW Rogersville Post. He was also a deacon at First Baptist Church of Anderson and a member of the International Society of Poets. Mr. Sewell loved gardening and carried the tradition of the family garden plot into its one hundredth year. After his retirement, he became a writer and poet. He was well known for greeting everyone with a smile and a piece of candy.
sons, John Sewell and wife, Marilyn,
Larry Sewell and wife, Jenny;
daughter, Tina Parker and husband, JD; grandchildren, John and James Parker and Samuel Sewell.
Mr. Sewell was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Doris White Sewell; and his parents, Owen and Mamie Blue Sewell.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 29, 2013, from noon-2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Anderson. The funeral service will follow at the church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. JD Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Grassy Memorial Cemetery. The deacons of First Baptist Church of Anderson will serve as pallbearers.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the following people for their help during this difficult time: Dr. Felix Morris, Columbia Cottage and Gentiva Home Health and Hospice.
Greenhill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the online guestbook at greenhillfuneralhome.net.
Greenhill Funeral Home - Florence
8450 Highway 43 Florence, AL 35634
Published in Florence Times Daily on June 29, 2013