Vertie "Bill" W. McNeeley Jr., 85, of Crossville, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 20, 2017. He was born July 27, 1932, in Westerly, WV, son of Virtie and Minnie McNeeley. He served in the Army and retired with honorable discharge from the Air Force. He received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He graduated college with a Bachelor of Arts. He was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Church of God since 1968 and founded Crossville Community Church (formerly Country Church).
He is survived by his wife, Patricia McNeeley, Crossville; daughter, Kathy McNeeley, Cookeville; daughter, Terri La'Gere, Cookeville; son, Steve McNeeley, Crossville; daughter, Tabitha McNeeley, Cookeville; grandchildren, Jonathan McNeeley, Jaime Grainger, Lee Eddings, Ashley Eddings, Amber McNeeley, Brandon Kerley and Blake Bowman; and great-grandchildren, Lorin McNeeley, Cashas Grainger, Josey Grainger, Tayslee Eddings, Talon Kerley and Chase Kerley. He is also survived by his sisters, Mossie, Nancy, Patsy, Sue and Jerri; and brothers, Don, Benny, Robert, David and Daniel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virtie and Minnie, and his sister Violet.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at noon from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Burial was in Crossville City Cemetery.
Published on November 30, 2017