Donald Leroy Neeley
August 29, 1928 - February 6, 2019
Visitation for Donald will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 and from 12-1 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739.
Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739
Funeral service for Donald will take place at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan with military honors following. Interment will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery.
Donald Leroy Neeley, age 90, of Hale, Michigan passed away Wednesday morning, February 6, 2019 with family by his side at home.
Don was born August 29, 1928 to the late Clifford and Dorothy (Williams) Neeley. He proudly served in the United States Army Air Force spending three years in Berlin prior to his honorable discharge in 1949. Don married the former Rhoda Ann Robertson on November 18, 1950 in Mt. Morris, Michigan and together began their family raising two sons, David Donald and Clifford Orland. He was employed by General Motors as an electrician for many years retiring in 1980. Upon retirement, Don and Rhoda made their home in Plainfield Township where they had been traveling “Up North” for many years to their wooded lot that would soon become their home. He spent most of his time outside enjoying nature from morning to night, working in his yard or one of three garages he built, and feeding his squirrels from the dining room table. Don enjoyed playing his guitar and listening to old country music. He was also a wood worker and was a carpenter by hobby building their home and other outbuildings. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 659.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Rhoda; sons, David Donald (Lourie) Neeley of Swartz Creek, Michigan and Clifford Orland (Janie) Neeley of Lamoni, Iowa; grandchildren, Robert (Shawna) Neeley, of Indian Trail, North Carolina, Sarah Neeley of Oregon, Jill (Ryan) Flynt of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aaron (Katrina) Neeley of Kirksville, Missouri, Emily (Jonathan) Salter, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Matthew (Mallory) Neeley of Cameron, Missouri, Megan (Josiah) Doughty of Carlisle, Iowa; step grandchildren, Gina Curtis of Swartz Creek, Michigan, Jessica (Tim) Curtis of Burton, Michigan; great grandchildren, Madison, Robert Jr., Alexa, Mack, Alex, Jade, Tate, Lela, Kagen, Jaxson, Maddox, Oliver, Naomi, Avery, and Daxton; step great grandchild, TJ; great great grandchildren, Landon and Mari.
Visitation for Don will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 and 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739. Funeral ceremony with military honors will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with his daughter-in-law, Elder Janie Neeley officiating. Interment will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at Esmond Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com
Esmond Evergreen Cemetery, Hale, Michigan