William Richard McNeil

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 15, 1952

Departed on June 2, 2020 and resided in Fairview, Tennessee

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William McNeil- Age 67, June 2, 2020.

Preceded in death by his wife, Teresa McNeil; parents, William and E. Louise McNeil; brother, James McNeil.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo McNeil; children, Natasha Young (Tim), Benjamin McNeil (Kate), Carolyn Sharp (Danny) and Brett Parker (Donna); grandchildren, Sam Young, Abigail Young, Evelyn McNeil, Nikki Parker and Ben Novotnak; sisters, Barbara Anderton (Jim), Brenda Reed (Jimmy); brother, David McNeil (Lynn).

He was in the Marine Corp. and Army Reserve Tennessee 267th in Dickson. He was a member of Masonic Lodge and a volunteer Fireman in Fairview. He was a member of South Harpeth Church of Christ.

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Sam Young, Brett Parker, Tim Young, Danny Sharp, Brandon Myers, Daniel Myers, Keith Myers and Jeff Stevens.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Jackson, Donnie Kennedy, Terry Story, Mark Tidwell and Stanley Keith Tidwell.

8 Comments to William Richard McNeil

  1. Lisa (Gray) Cronise
    June 3, 2020 5:35 pm

    Rest In Peace Ricky . My mom/dad ( Yvonne and Joel) had many wonderful times. You will be missed .

  2. Donnise Smith
    June 4, 2020 6:30 am

    As early as I can remember you’ve been in my life and you sir will be missed. RIP Ricky Mac!

  3. Patsy Holmes
    June 4, 2020 10:38 am

    With tears in my eyes it’s sad to say good bye . You’ve lived a good life ups an downs but you came back better . I’ll never forget the time you took me an Duck to the Chaffins Barn your amazing guy an truly will be missed Rest In Peace .

  4. Donnie Kennedy
    June 4, 2020 12:25 pm

    Hard to thank that I have lost one of my best friends a person could ever ask for fly high my friend until we meet again I will truly miss you and the great time we have shared . Me God bless you and say hi to all the family for us I will miss you .

  5. Tammy Walsh McCoy
    June 4, 2020 7:46 pm

    Rest In Peace Ricky! You were the big brother to me from way back then and many memories ago and I will always remember those times until we meet again! You will be missed my friend but will always be remembered by my family! Fly High!

  6. Linda Brown
    June 4, 2020 8:57 pm

    You will be missed I will always remember the fun times where you scared me Linda brown

  7. Johnny Beal
    June 4, 2020 10:17 pm

    Prayers for the family.Ill see you on the other side ol buddy rest easy your work is done.

  8. Eddie Rogers, Chaplain
    June 8, 2020 6:36 pm

    Dear Family,
    All of us at the American Legion wish to join others in expressing our condolences on the passing of your dear William. We are so thankful for men who took an oath and got involved in preserving the freedom we enjoy in this great country. I want to share some good news: God is the God of ALL COMFORTS and therefore is willing to provide everything we need for a grief journey. Further, Jesus Knows and Jesus Cares about how you all feel. May He begin now to heal your hearts as you travel on a grief journey for a while. Someone wrote, “healing comes through story.” Tell the stories for as long as you choose. Tell the good stories, the bad stories and the silly and sad ones. May the Lord walk with you each step of the way.
    FOR THE COMMANDER
    Eddie Rogers, Department Chaplain
    State of TN American Legion

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