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Jeff Neely

Jeff Neely

Veterans Funeral Care Jeff Neely

Jeff Henderson Neely, born February 16, 1943, passed away August 16, 2007 in the Venice Regional Medical Center. He was born in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Lloyd and Ruth Medley Neely. Jeff served in the Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, as well as, many other decorations and commendations. He was a graduate of the University of Akron with a Masters? Degree in History. Survivors include his daughters, Christine Fortenberry and husband Jim of Florence, KY, and Kimberly Toppenhouse and husband Larry of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; his brothers, Lyle E. Neely and wife Linda of Spokane, WA, and John L. Neely and wife Joyce of Williamsburg, KY; grandsons Adam, Benjamin, and Matthew; granddaughter Samantha; great-granddaughter Rylee; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Interment will be at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL, and the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KA 66675-8517. Arrangements entrusted to Veterans Funeral Care.

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  • Christine says:

    DAD I will miss your laugh and love for life. We are fortunate to have these Memories together.

    I will miss you and love you Always.

    Your Daughter

  • Jim says:

    Jeff,As your son-in-law for 20 yrs,I will always cherish the memories of times we all had together.Always ,I will miss you.I pray that God will take care of you.Love,Jim.

  • Barb and Billy Warner says:

    We are friends of his daughter Chris her husband and son. Are prayers for peace for the family.

  • Pat Cooper says:

    You are in my prayers

  • Ben Fortenberry says:

    I will miss you Grandpa, I loved visiting and hanging out with you.
    You were a great person.


  • Harold Hody Kiggans says:

    Sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. Even though we have not seen each other for many years I still have many memory of growing up on Wyley Ave in Akron, Ohio.

  • Bill Thornburg says:

    You were a viable part of the neighborhood gang growing up on Wyley Ave. There are many memories of our “antics” that will remain part of my fond thoughts of those days. May the Good Lord Bless and keep you.

  • Greg & Pam Watson says:

    Our thoughts are with your family. We will support you in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Love, Pam and Greg

  • caby says:

    Prayers are with you all.

  • Joan Martin says:

    Chris , Kim and families
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time love
    Aunt Joan and Bill Martin

  • Lyle and Linda Neely says:

    Jeff spent a week with us two years ago. Then last year he organized a family re-union. John and Joyce flew to Spokane; we drove to Reno where we met Jeff and Carolyn. We agreed we all had a good time and wanted to do it again. We are so glad we have the memories.

  • Di Barker/ Donia Neely says:

    Jeff was my uncle, and my last memory of him was his last visit to Spokane to visit my parents,I was fortunate to spend a lot of time with him then. One memory I hold close is the red ring I bought in the gift shop of the casino we visited,uncle Jeff shared some of his winnings with me & I bought the ring with what he shared. I love the ring & think of him when I wear it. Rest in peace uncle jeff~

  • Diana Barker/ Donia Neely says:

    Uncle Jeff I just stumbled upon this memorial after an online search for my old name,Google somehow connected and us. I remember you visiting Spokane & we all went to the Casino,you gave me a couple hundred dollars to gamble with. It was a good day,and I saw you several times that visit. Well we didn’t know each other very well, but I will always hold you in my heart. Rest easy & love always.-Di-

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