In Loving Memory of
Guy Neal, 96, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away September 3rd, 2018 at Medicalodges Eudora. Guy was born on June 3rd, 1922 in Quinton, Oklahoma to Louis and Sophie Neal. Guy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nora Lois Neal; his brothers Jim Neal, Dess Neal, Melvin Neal; his sister Viola Gray; and grandsons Jerome Neal, Michael Hunter, Bradley VanSteenburgh; nieces Lucy Neal, Melvinna Neal; and his nephew Richard Neal. Guy had 5 children, Andra D. Neal, Dayna Hunter both of Olathe, Kansas; Patricia Lancaster of Augusta, Kansas; Janice Toth of Kansas City, Missouri; and James Neal of Mesquite, Nevada. Guy had 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, 7 nieces and 8 nephews.
Guy attended school at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas (1936 to 1940). He entered the Army with Haskell Indian Troop I. Troop I, later to be renamed Battery B, left for active duty in WW II, Dec. 23, 1940. Guy also served during WWII in the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart & Good Conduct Medal. Guy was discharged from active duty after the war on May 7th, 1945. He retired from the Army with a rank of Captain. Guy married Nora Lois Wyatt on March 25, 1943 while on military leave. Guy and Nora were happily married for 75 years. Guy attended Eastern Oklahoma A & M College in Wilburton, Oklahoma & then completed his degree in Science & Agriculture in 1950 at Panhandle A&M College in Goodwell, Oklahoma. He worked for Williams Natural Gas Pipeline in Kansas, Oklahoma & Wyoming. He retired in 1982 while working in Lawrence, Ks. as a district superintendent.
Guy was a loving husband and father. As an avid sports enthusiast, he played both baseball and football in college. He also enjoyed hunting and spending time with his dogs. He was a very social person who enjoyed hanging out at the barber shop and hardware store after his retirement. Guy’s smile will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Guy’s life will be celebrated at Warren McElwain Mortuary 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, Ks. on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 12:30 PM. He will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will greet friends at 12 noon a half hour prior to the service at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Guy’s honor to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Hospice of Lawrence, Kansas in care of Warren McElwain Mortuary.