Benjamin Gregory ‘Bill’ Neal, 96, Army veteran who served during World War II

Benjamin Gregory 'Bill' Neal
Benjamin Gregory ‘Bill’ Neal

Benjamin Gregory “Bill” Neal, 96, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Virginia Beach. Bill was born in Norfolk to the late Clyde and Harriett Neal. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Warren and Clyde Neal.

Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during World War II. Bill retired after 30 years of service with AT&T, formerly known as C&P. He enjoyed golfing, playing pool, ping pong and was an expert on the slingshot. Bill can be best described as a family man. Most of all, he enjoyed visits from his kids and grandkids. He looked for their visits every day of his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Adrienne Neal; children, Gregory Neal, Patricia Terry and Timothy Neal (Trina); grandchildren, Maria T. Vinarov, Gregory Neal Jr., Jennifer N. Armstrong, Thomas R. Terry III and Lindsay T. Avila; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, July 29, at Smith and Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville. Burial will be held at a later date in Rosewood Memorial Park.

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