Robert DeNeal Jr.
1925 - 2020
BORN
1925
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Robert DeNeal, Jr., affectionately known as R.B., was born to Robert and Princella DeNeal on July 24, 1925 in Opelika, Alabama. The family moved to Gary, Indiana in 1943. He worked at the Gary Hotel until he was hired by American Bridge. He met and married Ada L. Joshua on March 4, 1950. To this union four children were born: Tyrone, Cynthia, Robin, and Lisa DeNeal. After retirement, he became the "Babysitter Extraordinaire" to his grandchildren. He loved listening to blues and jazz music, and enjoyed watching sports; Michael Jordan and the Da Bulls, baseball, boxing, football, golf and tennis. He traded time for eternity on Sunday, September 13, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife, Ada, adopted brother, L.C. Allen and daughter, Cynthia Jacobs- Smith. He leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Tyrone (Coquilla) DeNeal, Sr., daughters, Minister Robin (James) Walton, and Lisa DeNeal, seven grandchildren Venise (Shango) Hopkins, Tyrone DeNeal, Jr., Eric (Renatta) Walton, Valarie Jacobs, Joseph DeNeal, Anthony (Tiffany) Walton, and Deidre DeNeal; four great grandchildren, Tyler Jacobs, Chloe McConnell, Jacob Gadson, and Anthony Walton, Jr.; special great nephews Damon Joshua, Sr. and Erick Joshua, and a host of other family and friends. Visitation Friday, September 18, 2020 from 12 noon-8:00 p.m. with family hour from 6-7:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue. Homegoing Ceremony Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00a.m. at Israel C.M.E. Church 2301 Washington Street. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.


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Published by Post-Tribune on Sep. 16, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
18
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue, Gary, IN
Sep
18
Calling hours
6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue, Gary, IN
Sep
19
Service
11:00a.m.
Israel C.M.E. Church
2301 Washington Street, IN
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He was an awesome person and father and cousin
Jet G Thompson
Family
September 20, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Sending prayers.
Doris Lynn Cleveland
Friend
September 19, 2020
To Tyrone and Family,

Our condolences to you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy. May God continue to strengthen you during this difficult time of sorrow. Remember all the good times you shared with your father. God bless you and your family. Sisters of Preston Dunham, Grace, Gerri, Betty, Mae, Dorothy , Lucy
Dorothy Grier
Friend
September 19, 2020
To Lisa and family,

It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sympathy to you in the passing of your father. He (and your mother) were a part of the history of Israel that I will always remember and cherish. I will miss his devoted presence at church. May God rest him well and may you and your family continue in peace knowing that your father has gone on to receive his well deserved heavenly reward. God Bless.

Estelle Latrice
Estelle Latrice
Friend
September 19, 2020
Dear Tyrone and Family,

Our deepest condolences. Please know that you all are in our thoughts
and prayers.

Donnie and Lannie

Lannie
Family
September 19, 2020
Our continued prayers and condolences are with the family. From the Brown family Corey, Sheba, Alana & Nygeh. May the blessing of God continue to guide and comfort you.
Corey Brown
Family
September 18, 2020
My father was a member of the greatest generation. They don't build them like him anymore. He taught us what it meant to work hard to provide for your family. While we did not necessarily appreciate this when were kids, he went to work a day after major surgery because he had a family feed. In those days, he did not have sick leave so he went to work while he was still bleeding from the surgery.

He was a faithful member of Israel CME Church for over 75 years. He demonstrated to us how to pray by praying every night before bed. He made sure we attended Sunday School to get a good moral and Christian education.

He made sure we were home when the street lights came on. He kept us safe.

He kept his promise to his mother when he decided to drop out of high school to work for US Steel. He promised his mother if he ever had kids that he would make sure they finished high school. We all finished high school and some went to college.

We are going miss his wit, common sense and strong knowledge of what is right and wrong. We were blessed to have celebrated his 95th birthday and his life from July 24 to 26, 2020. Dad you lived a good life and we were blessed to have you as our father. You are now reunited in heaven with mom, granddaddy and grandma and Jo. Rest in Heaven!!
Tyrone DeNeal
Family
September 17, 2020
To Tyrone DeNeal & Family:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one. In times like these, hold steadfast to the Master's Hands and He will guide you through this spiritual turbulence knowing that weeping does endure for a little while, but JOY DOES and WILL COME in the morning. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Aurelia & Gregory Weaver
Friend
September 17, 2020
Carolyn Bishop-Bailey
Classmate
September 17, 2020
Condolences to ROBIN and family.
May God give you strength.
Sadie Ethridge
Friend
September 17, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Condolences to the DeNeal Family. Gods love and peace
Vivian jones
Friend
September 17, 2020
Condolences to the DeNeal Family. His great spirit and kindness will be missed, Gods love and peace to you all.
Vivian Jones & Family
Vivian Jones
Friend
September 17, 2020
Condolences to the De Neal family, His spirit and kindness will be missed Gods Love and Peace.
Vivian. Jones &family
Vivian jones
Friend
September 17, 2020
My condolences to the family. Mr. DeNeal was an honored member of the Israel C.M.E. Church family. He will be missed. May GOD Comfort the family, at this time.
Zenobia Hodges
Friend
September 16, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Mary (Patsue) Keller
Friend
September 16, 2020
My sincerest condolences to my dear cousins. I will truly miss Cousin R.B. He has been a beloved constant throughout my life. I will cherish the memories.
Tracy DeNeal
Family
September 16, 2020
Praying for you and family Tyrone in the passing of your father. What a blessing to have your dad for all those years. Mr.De Neal will now receive what God promised Eternal life.
Myrtle Mateen
Classmate
September 16, 2020
On behalf of the Froebel Class of 68 we offer our deepest sympathy to you and family in the death but heavens gain of your beloved father. May you find comfort in knowing we share in your grief and praying for you and family. Douglas Havens class President.
Douglas Havens
Classmate
September 16, 2020
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