Clayton Melvin Neal age 82 of McMinnville, TN, (Newtown Community) died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at River Park Hospital in McMinnville, TN. He was born February 15, 1930, in Warren County, TN, was a retired brick mason, a member of Northside Baptist Church, and attended Forest Park Baptist Church. Mr. Neal was preceded in death by parents Ray and Mary Winnie Raymond Neal, granddaughter Adiren Neal, great-granddaughter Baby Carter, a sister Alene Spivac, and brothers John Robert Neal, Ray Neal, Jr., and Billy Neal.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years Gail Holt Neal, children Donna Watson, Shirley and Mike Cooper, Jimmy and Gale Neal, and Bruce Neal, brother Morris and Shirley Neal all of McMinnville, TN, and sister Mary and John Young, Smithville, TN. Grandchildren Tyler Klasek, Stacey Redmon, Shane Redmon, Beth Cox, Cory Knowles, Kim Carter, Tish Watson, Kayla Neal, Sina Neal, and Kendra Cuellar, 17 great-grandchildren, and 9 step great-grandchildren.
A graveside service and interment is 2 P.M. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Bro. Bobby Vickers will officiate. The Neal Family will receive friends Tuesday from 3 P.M. until 9 P.M. and again Wednesday from 9 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements