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Edgar James Neal

January 25, 1943 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Edgar James Neal Obituary

Edgar James Neal 

Fayetteville, NC — Mr. Edgar James Neal, 81, of Fayetteville passed away Monday, February 19, 2024.

He was born January 25, 1943 in High Point, NC, to the late Rebecca G. Neal and Dempsey Neal.

Mr. Neal served his country in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star. Following his service, he attended Campbell University. He retired from Public Works Commission in 2008, after 33 years with the company.

He enjoyed participating in the Mid-Carolina and State Senior Games as a 1500 Meter Powerwalk and 5K Powerwalk competitor, earning many medals over the years and recording his times on the back of each medal earned.

Mr. Neal was a member of Village Baptist Church. Whether he was having lunch with his church friends after Sunday Service or meeting his breakfast buddies during the week to solve the world’s problems, he always had a smile and kind words for those he encountered.

Mr. Neal was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Daughtry Neal. He is survived by his daughter Ashley (Andrew) Hoskins, grandson Alec Hoskins, stepdaughter Debbie (Barry) Norman, granddaughter Rebekah (Craig) McElroy, great granddaughter Arden McElroy, and sisters: Tonie (Jim) Neal, Rae Welsh, and Dee Banta, along with several nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of life will be held in his honor on May 18, 2024, at Village Baptist Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 AM with a service to follow at 11 AM. A graveside service will be held at Springvale (Clinton City) Cemetery at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to the NC Senior Games online at or to NCSG, 4603 Western Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27606.

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May 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Village Baptist Church
906 S McPherson Church Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
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Celebration of Life
May 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Village Baptist Church
906 S McPherson Church Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
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Graveside Service
May 18, 2024

2:00 PM
Springvale Cemetery (aka Clinton City Cemetery)
103 Raiford Street
Clinton, NC 28328
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