Melvin "Red" Neal, 78, of Whittington passed away Wednesday morning August 29, 2018.
He was born in Franklin County, IL on July 20, 1940 the son of Ralph & Clara (Stone) Neal.
He married Sandy Crisp on September 26, 1958 and she preceded him in death on August 18, 2015.
Mr. Neal was one of the founding members of the Ewing-Northern Fire Department. Mr & Mrs. Neal loved and were very active in the Fire Department.
Mr. Neal is survived by his:
Beth Roberts & husband Jeff of Whittington
Sherry Richardson & husband Stephen of Benton
Jason Richardson of Benton
Brittany Davis & husband Clay of Cape Girardeau, MO
Ethan Roberts of Peoria
1 Great-Grandson: Brody Neal RIchardson of Christopher
Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, 2 Sisters-Phyllis Gray & Betty Neal & 2 Brothers-Tom Neal & Richard Neal.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 1st at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Mr. David Goss officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington. Visitation will be after 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Ewing-Northern Fire Department Fund.
Ewing-Northern Fire Protection District
115 West Main Street, Ewing IL 62836