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Robert "Bob" Henry Neal, Jr

August 5, 1953 — August 22, 2023

Wallins, KY

 

 Robert (Bob) Henry Neal Jr, 70 of Lexington, Kentucky a dedicated individual who made a lasting impact on his community peacefully  passed away August 22, 2023 at Bluegrass Hospice Care Lexington, Kentucky after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was born August 5, 1953 in Harlan County, Kentucky to Robert H. Neal Sr. and Nellie Scott Neal. Throughout his life, Bob touched the hearts of many through his unwavering commitment and passion.  

   Bob was born in Wallins, KY, and moved to Lexington, KY in 2001 with his wife Deborah Lee Neal. While living in Wallins, Bob was the proud owner of Neal’s Fencing Inc. a business he nurtured and built from the ground up.   Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, he turned his passion for craftsmanship into a thriving endeavor that provided quality fencing solutions to countless customers.  His attention to detail and dedication to delivering exceptional service made Neal’s Fencing a trusted name in the industry.   He married his grade school sweetheart Deborah and they were blessed with 43 years together. Beyond his professional success, Bob was a beloved member of Southern Heights Baptist Church Lexington, Kentucky where he served as a deacon for many years. Known for his warm smile, kind heart, and willingness to lend a helping hand, he formed strong bonds with neighbors, colleagues, and friends alike. He had an innate ability to make anyone feel valued and cherished in his presence.  Outside of work Bob had a variety of interest that brought joy to his life.  He had a deep love for nature and enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it was gardening or simply taking in the beauty of the world around him.  He also had a passion for music and could often be found listening to his favorite hymns finding solace and inspiration in melodies that resonated with his soul. Bob’s greatest joy, however was his family.  He was a devoted husband, brother, father, uncle and grandfather, finding fulfillment in the time spent with his loved ones.  His wisdom, guidance, and unconditional love created a strong foundation for his family to flourish and grow.  His kindness and genuine nature will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. 

   Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H and Nellie Scott Neal, sister, Norma Neal, brother, James R Neal, niece, Audra Doss, nephew, Gerald Hoskins and wife, Mary Ann.

   Bob is survived by his loving wife Deborah, sons, James and (Beth) Neal of Georgetown, Kentucky; Charles and (Season) Neal of Jeffersonville, Indiana. Grandson, Dalton and (Tiffany) Neal of Georgetown, Kentucky; granddaughter, Palmer Neal of Jeffersonville, Indiana; sisters, Mary Hoskins, Margaret (Bruce) Johnson, Martha (Glen) Doss, Brenda Neal, Patricia (John) Carey. Bob leaves a host of nieces, nephews, friends and special friends Manuel Howard and Jerry England to mourn his passing.  
  
  Visitation will be 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday (Aug. 27)at Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home
  Funeral services following in the Chapel of the Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home at 3:00 with Rev. Freeman Clark officiating. 
  Burial will follow the funeral at Park Howard Cemetery Wallins, Kentucky with family and friends serving as Pallbearers.  
  In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Southern Heights Baptist Church, 3408 Clays Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40503.
  Please feel free to leave a condolence or memory at
www.aljfh.com
  Anderson-Laws & Jones Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Robert Henry Neal, Jr.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, August 27, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Anderson Laws And Jones Funeral Home

114 S 3rd St, Harlan, KY 40831

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Funeral Service

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Anderson Laws And Jones Funeral Home

114 S 3rd St, Harlan, KY 40831

Rev. Freeman Clark

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Burial

Sunday, August 27, 2023

PARK HOWARD CEMETERY

, Wallins Creek, KY 40873

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