Dateline: June 7, 2001


Graveside services for Leslie Neal, age 93, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2001, in Groom Cemetery in Groom with Rev. Rob Seale, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clarendon, officiating. Burial was held in Groom Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Neal died Friday, June 1, 2001, in Amarillo. He was born August 28, 1907, in Rhea, Arkansas, and was a resident of Portales, NM, before moving to Clarendon in 1980. He married Dora Edith Brown on July 16, 1933, in Armstrong County. She preceded him in death on May 16, 2001. He had been a rancher much of his life before his retirement. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Clarendon.

He was preceded in death by a son, Harold Neal, on August 4, 1999.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Neal of Gun Barrel City, Texas; Frank Neal of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Benny Neal of Ossian, Indiana; one sister, Bertha Knight of Groom; one brother, William J. Neal of Amarillo; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

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