James M. Neal, age 66 of Siletz, Oregon passed away in Tillamook, OR Monday, August 27th, 2018.
James was born in Garibaldi, Oregon on November 26, 1951 to James and Mary Neal of Newport, Oregon. He attended Newport schools through High School.
James served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1969 through 1973. In 1975, he married Patricia Triplett Neal on April 5th in Newport. They had two children: Jimmy and Eren. James worked as a truck driver for 27 years with Lincoln County Road Dept. This past year he worked for Cedar Creek Quarries. He was a member of the Oregon Coast Veterans Association (OCVA).
James enjoyed fishing, cutting firewood, playing with his grandchildren and helping others. He is survived by his wife Patricia; daughter Eren (Sean) Johnson; 2 brothers; 8 sisters; 4 grandchildren; plus one step-granddaughter. He is preceded in death by his parents: James and Mary Neal as well as his son James R. Neal.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00pm. This will be open to the public with childcare provided and held at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport, OR.
In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to OCVA Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 311, Depoe Bay, OR 97341.
Waud’s Funeral Home of Tillamook, OR is handling arrangements.