Richard Charles Neely "Oke-Ke-Doke" age 67 of Gary, Indiana passed away peacefully on Saturday July 8, 2017 at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso, IN. He was preceded in death by loving wife Betty Jean (Simmons) Neely, parents James & Mary Neely; brother James (Bill) Neely. He was a former member of Miracle Temple C.O.G.I. C. and a graduate of Calumet High School. He also served in the US Navy. Richard is survived by son Richard (Maquetta) Neely of Portage, IN; two daughters Regina M. Neely and Kenya M. Neely both of Indianapolis, IN; eight grandchildren Richard C. Neely III, Kenyetta M. Baily, Tyrik Neely, Kenyonte M. Young, Kahill E. Young, Alexis Neely, Destiny Young and Kenneth; two brothers Clarence Neely & Ronald Neely both of Gary, IN and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Saturday July 15, 2017 from 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. with funeral services to follow at 2:00p.m. both at the Guy & Allen Chapel.
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Published in Post-Tribune on Jul. 13, 2017.