Donald McNealy was called home to be with the Lord on December 21, 2006, after a long illness, at Thomas Memorial Hospital.
He was born may 16th, 1925 in St. Albans, WV. He was the only child of the late Ray C. McNealy and Eve Adkins McNealy.
He was a life-long resident of St. Albans, a graduate of St. Albans High School, where he played varsity football. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving on the U.S.S. South Dakota. He retired from Union Carbide after 42 years of service.
Don was baptized at Judson Baptist Church by his late father-in-law, the Rev. P.A. Mitchell. He was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church of St. Albans, where he was a Deacon and member of the McClung & Mellon Sunday School class.
He was a devout Christian, a loving husband, a devoted and caring father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He always had a positive outlook on life, and his sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nellie Mitchell McNealy of St. Albans, daughter Donna Brown and husband Rod of Hurricane, daughter Carol Mills of Denver, CO, daughter Dee McNealy of St. Albans, his grandchildren Chad Brown and wife Amanda of Lebanon, TN, Ryan Brown and wife Sarah of Hurricane, Courtney Brown of Hurricane, and great-grandson Michael Chad Brown of Lebanon, TN.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at CAMC Memorial Division, the Valley Rehab Center, and the Emergency Room staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Thursday, December 28th, 2006 at Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, with the Rev. Joe Hyde officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans directly following the service.
Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday at Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, WV.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions are made to Highlawn Baptist Church, 2806 Jefferson Ave., St. Albans WV 25177.
Curry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.