Harry David McNeely Jr.

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Harry David McNeely Jr., 94, passed away in Graham on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. A graveside funeral was held on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 at 2 p.m. in Loving Cemetery.

Harry was born on Dec. 5, 1926 in Italy, Texas to Harry David McNeely, Sr. and Lola Blanche Whitworth. He married Phyllis Mae Rife on April 3, 1954 in Graham. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II, as a morse decoder in the Panama Canal. He received a Bachelor of Business from Texas Christian University also a double Divinty Bachelor’s degree from Columbia Bible College. Harry loved his family, children, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ and showed it daily in his life and actions. He was always happy, singing and whistling. He loved people and his caregivers at Elmcroft. He loved his church, Faith Center. It was an important element in his life. We as a family are grateful for all the care and love he was given and we thank each of you.

Harry is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Blanche McNeely and his wife, Phyllis Rife McNeely.

Harry is survived by daughters, Beverly McNeely, Mary Jane McNeely and spouse Carolyn Miles, and Beth McNeely Ritzel and spouse Rob Ritzel; son, Greg McNeely and spouse June; grandchildren, Jason Thomas and spouse Melissa, Betsy Garvey and spouse Matt, David McNeely and spouse Michele, John Littlepage and spouse Susan, and Stephen McNeely; great grandchildren, Candice Thomas, Elizabeth Partin, Kelsey Thomas, Xavier Reyes, Zathan Reyes, Jalissa Thomas, Marlayna Whitlock, Tenley Garvey, Caitlyn Garvey, Christopher McNeely, Maddie McNeely, Khloe Littlepage, and Rylie Littlepage; great great grandchildren, Lawson Dobbs, Elyanah Partin, and Laney Whitlock.

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