“Red” Jimmie George Neal, 77, of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. Memorials are suggested to Odessa Little League Football. Memories of Red and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFh.com
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Red was born on March 26, 1943 in Brumley, MO to Clyde Neal and Hazel (Johnson) Neal. He graduated high school in 1960 from School of the Osage at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Red was united in marriage to Vinita Gene Berry on November 10, 1990 in Brumley, MO. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Odessa, MO. After 42 years of service, Red retired in October 2006 as a union meat cutter from Cosentino’s Price Chopper and Union Local Two. Red spent many years as a state high school referee for football and basketball and coached little league football. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Red was an avid car enthusiast, he enjoyed playing poker, fishing and turkey hunting, and played on a men’s basketball league for many years. Red would start his morning by going to the local convenience stores, service stations, and restaurants, visiting with the many people he knew.
In addition to his wife, Vinita, survivors include three children, Brad Neal and wife Kristi, Rachel Leigh and husband Terry of Odessa, MO, and Jessica (Neal) Frederick of Tampa Bay, FL; nine grandchildren, Samantha Cairns and husband Recco, David Specker, Dawson Smith, Jordan Leigh, Caden Leigh, Brance Neal, Brayden Neal, and Stryker Frederick; one sister, Elsie Moss; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Red was preceded in death by four siblings, Addie Mae Barnett, Charlie Neal, Jonnie Neal, and Clydie Neal.