Forest McNeilly

Forest Edward McNeilly

October 23, 1937 - August 26, 2020
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Forest Edward McNeilly, 82, of Deviney Street, Casar, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.

Born in Cleveland County, NC on October 23, 1937, he was the son of the late William "Bill" Andrew McNeilly and Maudie Victoria Earwood McNeilly. He was retired from Yellow Freight and was a member of Casar United Methodist Church. Mr. McNeilly was a former Junior Deputy Leader for Cleveland County and enjoyed flying as a hobby. He served in the US Navy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Painter McNeilly; two brothers, Andrew McNeilly and Stan McNeilly and four sisters, Dora Tallent, Flora Lowery, Maudie Mazell Lail and Lois Wright.

Survivors include two sons, Rickey McNeilly of Hiddenite and Stephen "Spanky" McNeilly of Casar; two daughters, Ruth McFarland and husband, Dan of Lawndale and Martha Shank and husband, Robert of Golden Valley, Arizona and six grandchildren, Robby Shank, Rickey Dale McNeilly, Ryan Lee McNeilly, Mandy Elizabeth Shank, Travis Brady and Steven Hastings.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Casar United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jackie Price and Rev. Bill Lovelace officiating.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions mask and social distancing will be required.

Memorials may be made to Casar United Methodist Church, c/o Inez Brackett, PO Box 55, Casar, NC 28020.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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    Casar United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Jackie Price
    Rev. Bill Lovelace
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    Casar United Methodist Church Cemetery
    124 Casar Methodist Church Road
    Casar, North Carolina 28020
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Beth West

Posted at 05:42pm
Martha, Ruth, Steve and Ricky . I just heard about your dad. I am so sorry for your lose. I spend a lot of time at the home in high school as I was good friends with Martha. . I think about you guys a lot . Ruth , I keep saying I am going to stop by some day and see you. Life is too short.

David Ellis

Posted at 08:21pm
Fair winds and following seas.

David Ellis, USN
Lincoln, NE

John P. Wortman, Jr.

Posted at 10:59am
Forest was my 1st cousin. I remember Ruth and Forest always visited my father and mother faithfully. They were especially kind to my family at the death of my father. I will always remember Ruth and Forest as caring , loving people. All their family I extend my sincerest condolences.
John P. Wortman, Jr.


Posted at 02:35pm
Well Heaven has gained another Angel.That makes two Angels from our family within 17 days.We will miss you both but I know y’all are rejoicing.Love and prayers for the family


Posted at 02:30pm
We always enjoyed our July 4th camping at your house .We all had a blast.Sometimes we would have up to 25 people.We always love to go to the Mcneilly home.Christmas was a very special time for us all boy we all are going to miss our special time.Love and prayers to the whole family❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏💕💕💕🙏

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