Stanford "Buddy" Neal, 58, of Lepanto died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his residence. He was a member of Lepanto First Baptist Church and was a loyal choir member.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Neal.
Survivors include his wife, Dannye Kay Neal of the home; a son, Brian Ray Neal and his wife, Kristi, of Manila; a daughter, Rachael Neal Daniel, and her husband, Eric, of Mansfield; his mother, Lillie Mae "Mama" Neal of Lepanto; three sisters, Linda Ruth Cockrell, Carol Jean Raney, Lillie Ann Smith, all of Lepanto; and a grandson, Brian Ray "Bri" Neal, II.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church followed by the funeral service at 7 with Pastor Jim Duffel officiating.
Pallbearers were Martin Fahr, Larry Tyler, Glen Tyler, William Tyler, Eddie Boon, Doug Landry, Kenneth Hill and Bo Gandy. Honorary pallbearers were Willie Eubanks and James Curruth.
Burial was at 10 a.m. Thursday at Potter Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Murphy Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Family Life Center, Lepanto.