NEAL, James F., Sr., 89, of Martins Ferry, OH, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born July 17, 1923, in Martins Ferry, a son of the late James F. Neal and Margaret L. (Cox) Neal Jepson.
Jim retired from R&F Coal Co. He was a lifetime member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Madelyn Neal.
Surviving are two sons, James F. (Annette) Neal, Jr. of San Diego, CA and Bruce A. Neal of Tampa, FL, two daughters, Linda (Ron) Chancey of Nashville, TN and Judith A. (Paul O'Hagan) Neal of London, England, three grandchildren, Heather and April Neal and Micha (Jeremiah) Bietz and a great-grandchild, Raegan Bietz.
Private graveside services and burial will be held at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.
Arrangements by Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry, OH.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.heslop.com