John L. Neely Jr., 88, of Newark, died Friday, July 25, 2014.
Funeral is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Mount Olivet Chapel in Fort Worth with burial to follow at Springtown Cemetery.
John was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Colgate, Okla. He served in the U.S. Navy where he was in Standard Landing Craft Unit No. 32 in GroPac No. 10, serving in the Pacific during World War II.
He was loved by his family.
John was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Vernell Neely, and second wife of 14 years, Sybil Neely; daughters Sheila Faith Neely and Dorothy Shouse; and son Roy Neely.
Survivors include daughter Katrina Jones; sons Lloyd Neely and wife, Tolea, Floyd Neely and wife, Katherine, and Perry Neely and wife, Kathy; sister Wanetta Vess; brother Jerry Neely and wife, Phyllis; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.