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Joe "Joe Bob" Lafayette Neal, Jr.

June 27, 1938 January 31, 2019
Joe "Joe Bob"  Lafayette Neal, Jr.
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Joe "Joe Bob" Lafayette Neal Jr, 80 of Knoxville, passed away suddenly at home on 1/31/19.
He was born June 27, 1938 in New Market, the son of Joe Lafayette Neal and Rhoda McBride Neal. He is the owner of Neal Tool & Machine Company. He was a veteran serving with the US Navy. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Nancy; step-children Timothy Speller (Gaby), Amanda Rickett (James); grand-children Joshua Craft, Christian Hopwood, Nicole and Natalya Speller; great grand-children Greysen and Sebastian; sister Pat Neal (Brenda); and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Alan Neal, brother, Clea Neal, sisters, Emily Howell and Mary Fisher. His family will host a memorial service on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 12:00pm at Amvets, 190 Adams Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family asks that any memorials be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or the American Heart Association in his memory. An on-line guestbook can be signed at

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Memorial Service




12:00 PM 2/16/2019 12:00:00 PM

190 Adams Lane
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

190 Adams Lane Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

PO Box 840692
Dallas, TX 75284-0692

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

28 West 44th Street
Suite 609
New York, NY 10036
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