Lawrence W. "Bob" Neely
1949 - 2019
Genda Funeral Home - Frankfort
608 N Main Street
Frankfort, IN
Lawrence W. "Bob" Neely

Lafayette - Lawrence W. "Bob" Neely, 69, of Lafayette, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Franciscan Health in Lafayette. He was born March 16, 1949, in Somerset, KY, to Cecil H. and Betty Kathryn (Jones) Neely.

After graduating from Clinton Central High School, Bob enlisted in the US Army serving during the Vietnam War. He had worked for many years at Wabash National Metal Fabrication and was a member of the American Legion in Kirklin. Bob enjoyed NASCAR, coffee and the newspaper.

Surviving Bob are his son, Justin Lemen; daughters, Brandy Lamberg and Rachel Lemen, all of Lafayette; brother, Mark H. Neely, of Frankfort; sisters, Diana Sue (Luther) Ramsey, of Frankfort, and Deborah L. Neely, of West Lafayette; four grandchildren; and other family members including Mike Hardesty, Matt Hardesty, Melanie Pippenger and Christina Gumm as well as several nieces and nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sally (Stan) Larson.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort, from 11:00 a.m. to the start of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorials in Bob's honor can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be directed to

Published by Journal & Courier on Jan. 29, 2019.
To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.
11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Genda Funeral Home - Frankfort
608 N Main Street, Frankfort, IN
Funeral service
Genda Funeral Home - Frankfort
608 N Main Street, Frankfort, IN
Funeral services provided by:
Genda Funeral Home - Frankfort
Please consider a donation as requested by the family.
Sponsored by Genda Funeral Home - Frankfort.
Add a Message

Not sure what to say?

2 Entries
To the Family of Lawrence Neely,

All need a time to grieve and a quiet time for reflection to sift through memories and come to grips with what has happened and that everything has changed. You will need a time to just be.

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven ...a time to heal. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 3.

Praying for you and wishing you peace and unity.

Selma Branch
Selma Branch
Family Friend
January 31, 2019
We love u!
-Rachel and Gracelynn
Rachel Lemen
January 29, 2019
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 results