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Mr. James D. Neal, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.


He was born on June 10, 1946, at Newcomb, Tennessee, to the late George and Clora (Creekmore) Neal.  Besides his parent, he is preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Neal, three half brothers: Theodore Lay, Leamon Neal and Oscar Neal, and two half sisters: Nola Mae Wortham and Sadie Ryan.


Surviving family includes his wife, Nina (Litton) Neal of Pine Knot, two sons: James Daniel Neal, Jr. (J.R.) (and Debbie) of Pine Knot, and Greg Allen Neal (and Tonya) of Pine Knot, nine grandchildren: Jason Stephens, Marka Perry, John Neal, Josh Neal, Rusty Neal, Chasity Matthews, Halie Neal, Hannah Neal and K.J. Neal, 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  There are two surviving brothers: George Neal and Luther Neal (wife Lola), a sister, Mary Meadows and two half-sisters: Essie King and Gladys Bolton.


James had worked as a carpenter and enjoyed making gunstocks.  He enjoyed working as well as hunting and fishing and having fish frys.  He took great pleasure in the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren, their children and the babies.


Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 30, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. William Kilby officiating.  He will be laid to rest at the Hayes Creek Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 noon until time for services.


Pine Knot Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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Randall and Tonya Braden and Family Nov 2 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss he was a nice man and a great preacher. Prayers for his family and friends, God Bless you all.

Randall and Tonya Braden and Family Nov 2 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JAMES NEAL

Sharon and Jean Neal. Oct 30 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JAMES NEAL

Sharon Neal Sexton Oct 30 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JAMES NEAL

Jesse Creekmore & Savannah Jones Oct 29 2016 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy I send a prayer out to all of James's family god has taken another angel home.

Jesse Creekmore and family. Oct 29 2016 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Oct 28 2016 12:00 AM

Luther and Family,
So sorry for your loss. My you find peace and comfort in the memories you share of James.
Julie, Nick & family

Julie Randolph Oct 28 2016 12:00 AM

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With deepest sympathy. Love , Sheila, Bruce, Briana and Aubrey Addair

Expression of Sympathy Oct 27 2016 12:00 AM

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