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McNeely, John R.
John R. McNeely, age 70 of Abingdon, died at 2:50 pm Sunday, March 18, 2012 at home.

He was born August 11, 1941 in Louisville, Illinois, the son of Robert Preston and Leone (Rinehart) McNeely, Jr. He married Sherry McElrea in 1960 in Abingdon. He later married Peggy Ferguson on September 2, 1977 in Abingdon.

John is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; one son, Rod (and Dani) McNeely of Galesburg; one daughter, Renea Parrick of Oquawka; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Rich McNeely and Gerald L. McNeely both of Effingham and James (and Joann) McElrea of Lake Bracken; one sister, Linda (and Dave) Thompson of Flora.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Lisa.

He graduated from Louisville High School in 1959. He had lived in Abingdon since 1960. He worked at Gates Rubber Company for 36 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Louisville Christian Church. His hobbies included riding his Harley motorcycle, playing golf and selling cars at Scotts Auto Sales and Repairs in Abingdon.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Mrs. Eleanor Landon will officiate. Burial will follow in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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