1951 ~ 2018
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 9, 1951 and named after his grandfather whom he grew up very close to and very much alike in personality. He passed away unexpectedly of an illness after a harsh fall several weeks before; a tragic loss of a beloved, devoted and very capable son, father, grandfather and friend. He was referred lovingly to as "Joe", "Arvy" and "Joe Mama" because of his care, helpfulness and service to others.
He spent nine years serving his country in the U.S. Navy on both diesel (USS Trout) and nuclear (Swordfish) submarines, earning his dolphins in less than six months. He was given the responsibility for updating a manual for a nuclear submarine he was transferred to.
After the navy, he utilized his many artistic talents to provide for his family. He had a photographic memory, retaining and sharing knowledge on a vast array of subjects. He was always taking care of other people instead of himself. He was a very hard working, gentle and quiet man who never complained.
He is survived by his mother, June McNealy; brother Kerry D; daughter Lyn (Brian) Krieger; and three grandchildren, Brayden Meinhardt, Savannah and Kylee. Preceded in death by father, William McNealy (2006).
A memorial service will be held Friday, January 26th, 6-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road. A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 27th, 1:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Ave. & "N" Street.
Published by Deseret News from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2018.