William Harry Neal died at his residence in Lanesville on August 18th, 2019, surviving his wife of 36 years, Leona Neal; his brothers, David C. Neal, Jr of Arkansas, Kenneth R. Neal of Phoenix, Arizona, Bruce E. Neal of Haines Falls, Gerald A. Neal of Shandaken and Dale A. Neal of Lanesville and two sisters, Nancy A. Holgate of Shandaken and Elizabeth R. Carr of Phoenicia, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son and sister, Joan.
A life long area resident of the Catskill Mountains, Billy was born May 15, 1951 in Catskill and was the son of the late David C. Neal, Sr and Gertrude Neal. He had retired from Eastern Materials and was a life member of the Lanesville Fire Department.
Billy loved horse pulls, hunting, fishing at Pulaski every Columbus Day Weekend, hanging out at the hunting camp and overseeing the maple syruping process every spring with Dale and Todd.
A Celebration of Billy's life will be held at the Lanesville Methodist Church Hall at 1pm on Sunday, August 25th.
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