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Daniel Childress McNeil


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Daniel Childress McNeil Obituary
Daniel Childress McNeil, 92, of Atlanta, Georgia, was born in Jackson, Mississippi on February 20, 1925, and passed away on December 8, 2017. A World War II veteran, he served in the United States Army from 1942 through 1945 as a Troop Transit Officer and was honorably discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant. After the war, he re-entered the Georgia Institute of Technology from which he was graduated in industrial engineering in 1949.

His wife of 53 years, Dolly Wilson McNeil, predeceased him in 2002. They were married at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1949. Surviving are his children, Maureen McNeil Langlois of Satellite Beach, Florida, Kathleen McNeil Schafer of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Daniel Wilson McNeil of Morgantown, West Virginia; grandchildren Jennifer Lynn Riley of Montreal, Quebec, Patrick Francis Riley, of Los Altos, California, Daniel Jackson McNeil of Morgantown, West Virginia, and Wilson Holland McNeil of Morgantown, West Virginia; great-grandchild, Quinn Elizabeth Riley of Los Altos, California, sons- and daughters-in-law, Joseph Langlois of Satellite Beach, Florida, Earl James Schafer of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and Cheryl Bodiford McNeil of Morgantown, West Virginia; as well as granddaughter-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Riley of Los Altos, California.

A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Thursday December 14 at the Cathedral of Christ the King. The family will receive visitors at Patterson Spring Hill funeral home on Wednesday December 13 from 5 to 7 pm, with a rosary at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Christ the King Cathedral "Continue His Mission" capital campaign. For more information please visit www.hmpattersonspringhill.com.

McNeil, Daniel Childress
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2017
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