J. D. "Jake"


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J. D. "Jake" McNeely

Oct 09 1913 - May 14 2008

J. D. “Jake” McNeely, age 94, of Richardson, Texas, formerly of Denton, Texas, passed away May 14, 2008, in Richardson. He was born October 9, 1913, in Eastland County, Texas, the son of Joseph A. and Rosa (Noell) McNeely. He attended Eastland High School and he married Trula Roberta Pounds on January 21, 1934. After Roberta passed away, he married Roxie Pippin. Mr. McNeely was a manager at Douglas Aircraft – Aerospace Division, where he retired at Vandenburg Air Force Base Douglas Facility in the early 1970’s. He was a member and deacon of Creekside Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas. He is survived by his daughter, Colleen Romero and her husband, Fred of McKinney; son, Ron McNeely and his wife Carolyn of Layton, Utah; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; five great-great-granddaughters; step-daughter, Ann Willingham; and many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Roberta; second wife, Roxie; son, Larry McNeely; sister, Ola Rollins; and step-son, Duane Pippin. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 16, 2008, at Creekside Baptist Church in Richardson with Rev. Beryle Lovelace officiating. Interment will follow at Justin Cemetery in Justin, Texas. The family will receive friends at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home during a visitation on Thursday evening beginning at 7:00 PM.
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