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Daily Press
June 9, 1990

RICHARD E. NEIL

HAMPTON – Richard Edward Neil, 56, died Friday, June 8, in his home.

A native and lifelong Hampton resident, Mr. Neil was a 1952 graduate of Hampton High School. He was a member of East Hampton United Methodist Church and Southwark Hunt Club of Surry.

Mr. Neil retired from C&O Railroad in 1985 after 30 years’ service. He was a member of Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean Wheless Neil; a daughter, Debra N. Akers of Poquoson; a son, Richard E. Neil Jr. of Hampton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Neil of Hampton; three brothers, Robert L. Neil Jr., Norman L. Neil and Herbert D. Neil, all of Hampton; and two grandsons.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the church by the Rev. John C. Price. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home and other times at 17 Colonial Acres Drive.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Amer ican Cancer Society, 618C J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News 23601.

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Daily Press
June 10, 1990

RICHARD E. NEIL

HAMPTON – Richard Edward Neil, 56, died Friday, June 8, in his home.

A native of Hampton, Mr. Neil was a member of East Hampton United Methodist Church. He retired from the C&O Railroad in 1985 after 30 years and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks and the Southwark Hunt Club in Surry.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean Wheless Neil; a daughter, Debra N. Akers of Poquoson; a son, Richard E. Neil Jr. of Hampton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Neil of Hampton; three brothers, Robert L. Neil Jr., Norman L. Neil and Herbert D. Neil, all of Hampton; and two grandsons.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in East Hampton United Methodist Church by the Rev. John C. Price. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight in R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home and at other times at 17 Colonial Acres Drive.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 618C J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News 23601.

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