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Bill Neal, Jr.

March 1, 1931 ~ March 30, 2014

William Howard Neal, Jr. better known as Bill or Bronco or Little Bill was born March 1, 1931 in the Hatcher Hospital in Wellington, KS to William Howard Neal, Sr. and Thelma Marie Fisk Neal.

Bill attended Fall Center country school through the 8th grade and then graduated from Caldwell High School with the Class of 1949. Following graduation, Bill attended Ark City JuCo for two years and then entered the US Air Force. After receiving his discharge, Bill went to Friends University and finished his education with a Bachelor’s Degree.

On April 26, 1957, Bill was united in marriage with Georgia Ann Tomasek at the First Southern Baptist Church. Together they made their home on a farm east of Caldwell where they raised three children: Jeff, Susan and Jay. Bill and Georgia farmed for 42 years before retiring and moving in to town at 12 N. Osage.

Bill was a generous, loving man. He loved God, he loved his family and he loved America.

Bill passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Via Christi St. Francis at Wichita, KS at the age of 83.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Georgia; children: Jeff Neal and his wife Kim, Susan Cook and her husband Grady and Jay Neal and his wife Yvette; grandchildren: Makinzie, Michaela, Maclain, Leanne, Josie, McKinna, Kaylene and Wyatt.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Central Christian Church in Caldwell.

Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given in Bill's name to the First Southern Baptist Church or to the Caldwell Allumni Association.

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Charles and Brenda Wallace

Family and Friends - 03/31/2014

Dear Georgia, Jeff, Jay, Susan and family, We were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a great and kind person and always enjoyed visiting with him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of losing your loved one.


Lana Coffin

Family and Friends - 03/31/2014

Georgia, I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing and hope that you and your children find peace knowing that he is now rejoicing with the angels in the presence of our Lord. Please know my prayers for your strength and comfort through these difficult days of mourning his loss are with you all.


Don & Karen Fitch

Family and Friends - 03/31/2014

Dear Georgia and family,,,, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We just pray that the Lord will continue to bless you and give you the strength to get through the days ahead. God bless.


Bob Luder

Family and Friends - 03/31/2014

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I'll always remember him as a very kind man and loving and devoted family man. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


Don and Colleen Balaban

Family and Friends - 04/01/2014

Georgia we are so sorry for your loss. We both remember Bill with affection and remember the good times we had with him in Caldwell High School. We are sorry we can't be there for the services but our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.


Marilyn Rowley

Family and Friends - 04/01/2014

Dear Georgia and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you!

Frank and I both thought so much of

Bill and Georgia and family. So many memories!

So sorry to learn of his passing.

May God comfort you and wrap you in His loving arms.


Scott White

Family and Friends - 04/01/2014

Georgia, Jay, Susan and family....

So sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Bill, all of you, and visiting the farm in Caldwell. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time.


Gweneth Reeder West

Family and Friends - 04/01/2014

Sending special thoughts and prayers to my classmate's family. So grateful for the availability of Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. They were a part of Walter and my life for 5 1/2 months he was under their care at our home in Caldwell. Howard was able to have their care at St. Francis where Bill spent his last hours. I plan to be at the services and have received a regret from Rosie Patton that she has a doctor appointment and can't be in Caldwell for the service. Bill was a special member of the Class of 1949. He will be missed at Homecoming in October when we celebrate our 65th anniversary.


Nonie England

Family and Friends - 04/02/2014

Dear Georgia & family,

My thoughts I prayers to you and the Neal family.


Debbie Schmitz

Family and Friends - 04/02/2014

Jeff, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know these past few years must have been a struggle for him. I trust he is now at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Class of 1978

Family and Friends - 04/03/2014

From the Class of 78

We send prayers to the family. I always say we were very blessed to have someone special like Bill and Georgia to help raise the Class of 78. Bill and Georgia always was very supportive of all their children's class. God Bless the family in their time of loss.


Rest William, until you hear

Harry Simpson - 12/13/2019

Rest William, until you hear at dawn,

the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.



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