Funeral services for Mr. James Dalton Nealy Sr., 90, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Springhill, with the Rev. Richard Lintelman officiating. Interment will follow in Union Springs Cemetery in Shongaloo, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Springhill.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the funeral home.
Mr. Nealy was born Sept. 19, 1924, to Lonnie M. and Gracie Pickett Nealy in Shongaloo and passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Springhill. He was a native of this area, a former resident of Texas City, Texas and has made his home in Shongaloo since 1984.
He was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Navy for three years and then served in the U. S. Marines for two years during the Korean conflict where he survived the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. He was a retired employee of Amoco Oil Company with 32 years of service. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
He is survived by two daughters, Elaine Hyatt and husband, David of Spring, Texas, and Sue Lintelman and husband, Richard of Liberty, Texas; son, Jimmy Nealy and wife, Jody of Danbury, Texas; four grandchildren, Stacy Hunt and husband, Greg, Emily Hyatt, Christopher Lintelman and Ryan Lintelman and wife, Danyel; seven great-grandchildren, Dalton Hunt, Lainey Grace Hunt, Shelby Lintelman, Luke Lintelman, Eli Lintelman, Mia Lintelman, Jude Lintelman; two sisters, Faye Caughman and husband, Gordon of Haughton and Ivie Teutsch of Benton.
Mr. Nealy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred Lucile Nealy; sister, Ruthie Humphries; brothers, Lewis M. Nealy, Dale Nealy and Madie Nealy.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Lintelman, Ryan Lintelman, Dalton Hunt, Greg Hunt, Jerry Waugh, Larry Nealy and Jon Miller.
Any memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home.
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