David Eugene Neal


David Eugene Neal was born August 25, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio to Fred and Thelma (Maines) Neal. He was the younger brother of Fred Lamar Neal. He attended St. Emma Military Academy, located in Virginia, in the ninth grade, 1972; and he graduated from East High School in 1975.
On June 19, 1999, he married Deborah (Whitaker) Neal. Together they raised two daughters, LaKeya and Desiree.
At the age of 64, David departed from this life surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Evandy Neal; wife, Deborah Neal; grandson, Brandon Neal; and a host of other family and friends.
David worked numerous jobs to provide for his family. Some places of his employment included Federal Glass, Sears Distribution, Eddie Baurer, and T. Marzetti. He spent the football season cheering for his favorite teams. Despite living in Ohio, he was a devoted fan of the University of Michigan Wolverines and Pittsburgh Steelers.
David leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Thelma Neal; brother, Fred (Mozella) Neal; daughters, LaKeya (Willie) Toles and Desiree Neal; future son-in-law, Jamaal Miller; bonus sons, Vincent, Meldrum, and Tajuan Briley; grandchildren, Malakye, Tyson, Nehemiah, Sadie and Ava; caregiver and nephew, Charles Neal; host of loved ones, including aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Private services entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Frances Neal Pegram

    To The Entire Family You My Deepest Sympathy! Frances Neal

  2. Charlene and Aaron Sledge

    Condolences and prayers To the Neal family.

  3. To my darling sister Thelma, only God knows your deepest pain.I can only offer you my love & my deepest sympathy, I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your extended family. Love your sister in Christ .Bertha ,Chester & Candi

  4. Vincent and Tanisha Briley

    Praying for God’s comfort and healing. I am so thankful for all that he gave, shared, and modeled for us. Rest in power…

  5. Praying for the Neal family. I love you guys.

  6. My Condolences to the Family in this sad time, may God comfort our hearts !

  7. Doncella (Doni) Parks

    Dearest Cousin Thelma, I know I have not seen you in many years but, have thought of you all often. My sincerest sympathies to all of the family. To all of the family that I have not met, my deepest sorry in this difficult time. I do truly understand how you all feel. It has been 5 years since we lost my brother William Wade (Bill Bill) Parks, Jr.,, with unexplained circumstances. I still miss my only blood brother. I reached out to his best friend to be my brother now, he said yes. His name is Troy Neal. Please reach out to our Higher Power, to each other, to friends, clergy, meditation and whoever can soothe your feelings of your loss. It does take time to feel better and everyone’s time is different. My Name is Doncella Parks (Doni), my grandmother was Katie Mae Dewberry Watson. My grandfather was Alexander Watson (Equal Rite Barber Shop). My mother Rosia Mae Watson Parks, My father was William Wade Parks, Sr.. Sisters, Aurelia (Re Re), Alexis (Sandee), Michaela (Micki). The doctor diagnosed me with MS and I have been sick all of my life. I am 67 years old now, and live at Stonespring of Vandalia Nursing Facility in Vandalia, Ohio. Many Blessings and Prayers Always, Try To Have Faith, Love, Patience in All Things, Slow To Anger and Forgiveness! God The Father And Jesus The Christ Loves Us Always! Much Love, Peace, and Heart to My Cousins, Cousin Doni
    Saturday 16 April 2022

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