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Donald “Don” Eugene Neel                  Send flowers
Services: Wednesday February 7, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Richwood Church of Christ Add to Google Calendar
Visitation: Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood Add to Google Calendar
Donald “Don” Eugene NeelPheasant flyingDonald “Don” Eugene Neel, 86, of Richwood passed away on  Thursday February 1, 2024 at home with his family by his side following complications from Lewy body dementia.

He was born March 9, 1937 at his home in Radnor to the late Glennard G. and D. Pauline (Fryman) Neel. He was preceded in death by his wife of over fifty years, Pam (Kaelber). They were married on November 23, 1963 at the Richwood First Baptist Church and she passed away on July 8, 2017. Also preceding him in death were his brother Harold Neel, his sister Barbara Schultz and brother-in-law, Richard Schultz.

Don graduated from Radnor High School in 1955. He was a long-time member of the Richwood Church of Christ and volunteered where needed. He was employed at S.E. Mohat in Waldo for over 20 years and retired from Honda of America with over 10 years of employment.

Don was a veteran of the United States Army (1960 - 1962). He was a co-founder of the Richwood Gun and Game Club, an avid member of Pheasants Forever and enjoyed his many hunting dogs over the years.

While Don was always a hard worker, he did enjoy many leisure activities. Some of his favorites were playing euchre, farming, hunting (trips to Iowa), John Deere enthusiast, attending the Ohio State University women’s basketball games, coffee uptown and traveling with his wife, family and friends. He was devoted to his family and spent many hours with his children and grandchildren either coaching or supporting them in their many activities.

He is survived by his daughter, Shelly (Todd) Mishler, Richwood; his son Shawn Neel, Richwood; grandchildren, Cody (Madi) Neel, Emma Mishler, Eli Mishler, and sister-in-law Juanita Neel; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday February 7, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Richwood Church of Christ. Jeff Evans will officiate. Burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery, where there will be Military Honors by the Vietnam Veterans of America #1095. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Richwood Church of Christ, 29063 Sivey Rd. Richwood, Ohio 43344 and or the Union County Pheasants Forever, c/o Harley Jerew, 20 East Bomford Richwood, Ohio 43344

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Larry  nibert
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 6:15 PM

Sorry about your loss.

#2 from: Ronatta Campbell
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 7:40 PM

Shawn & Cody, I am sorry to hear of Don’s passing as I know this leaves a huge hole in your hearts. But am so glad he can finally join Pam in Heaven. With love, Ronatta

#3 from: Rona Penix
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 7:42 PM

Don and Pam was great neighbors and friend .We care about them and their family. He will be missed! God bless you all.

#4 from: Rita Lou Rubeck Headington Parker
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 7:50 PM

So sorry to learn of Don's passing.  Don was truly a family man -- lovingly caring for Pam and so interested and proud of his son, daughter, and grandchildren's accomplishments.

#5 from: Jennifer Furer
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 8:16 PM

Thinking of you all during this time.  Hard to  loose them hard to watch them go through so much.  Pam was waiting to welcome him home and he is healed now is the blessing we have to hold onto. Love and hugs to all.

#6 from: Marilyn Coleman
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 8:51 PM

Shelly and Shawn Codi, Emma and Eli and family I am so sorrow for your loss.  I enjoyed sitting with your family at church and going with you to Florida. I am glad Katie could help you. She thought a lot of your family and particularly your dad. She would have adored your mom. Hugs and prayers to you all.

#7 from: Martha Harrison
Powell, OH
Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 11:15 PM

Dear Shelly and family I am sorry to hear about your Dads passing. I am thinking of you all as you suffer this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

#8 from: Beth and John Gwynn
Sat, Feb 3, 2024 at 7:00 AM

Donny was a kind and loving friend who loved the Lord, his wife, his children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and everyone he met. I observed for years that he was devoted, interested, and closely tied to those he cared for. To all the Neels, you have my sympathy, but we know Don is with his Heavenly Father and loving what is ahead for him there.

#9 from: Jerry Moore
Sat, Feb 3, 2024 at 9:45 AM

Sorry for your loss.

#10 from: Bobbswihart
Indian lake
Sat, Feb 3, 2024 at 11:27 AM

Sorry for your loss prayers

#11 from: Dan Redmond
Ashley , Ohio
Sat, Feb 3, 2024 at 12:13 PM

I have many memories of good conversations with Don over coffee uptown. He is to be admired for his love and knowledge of the outdoors. Rest in peace my friend.  

#12 from: Fred Smith
Sat, Feb 3, 2024 at 12:53 PM

My condolences to the family Don was a good person  God bless

#13 from: Sherri M Buyer
North Lewisburg
Sun, Feb 4, 2024 at 2:45 PM

Shawn and Shelly, I'm so sorry for your loss of your Dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you all! Sherri

#14 from: Kathryn Price
Sun, Feb 4, 2024 at 6:18 PM

Shawn, Shelly and family--I have fond memories of both your father and your mother.  He will be sadly missed as she is.  Enjoy all the recollections of great times together.

#15 from: Amy and Jeff Price
Sun, Feb 4, 2024 at 7:31 PM

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. You are such a close family with great memories of all of the special times with your mom and dad. Amy, Jeff, and Graham

#16 from: Dan Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Feb 5, 2024 at 9:58 PM

I extend my sympathy to Don's family, the community has lost another good man.  He will be missed!

#17 from: Constance A Hill
Tue, Feb 6, 2024 at 10:07 AM

Don was a friend since teen years through The Church of Christ, always kind & caring.  I think the last time we saw him was when he, Pam, Jon & Brenda were visiting Columbia, TN for the annual mule festival.  Blessings to his family & loved ones.✝️ Connie & Bob Hill

#18 from: Jean and Stan Wedding
West Mansfield
Tue, Feb 6, 2024 at 9:51 PM

Stan and I are so sorry to read about Don. We have many fond memories of Don at family gatherings and at school sporting events. Don was such a genuinely kind man and such a wonderful father to you kids. We hope your memories of him bring you great comfort. Stan and Jean Wedding

#19 from: Kim Jerew
Sun, Feb 11, 2024 at 2:40 PM

So very sorry for your loss

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