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August 12, 2021

Thomas Lynn Neal, 73, of Falling Spring, passed away, Thursday August 12, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, surrounded by his family. Mr. Neal was born January 5, 1948, in Fort George G. Meade, MD son of the late Lenual Cole Neal and Mildred Elizabeth North Neal. He had served in the United States Army, was an officer in the Army reserves, and was retired from MeadWestvaco. Tom graduated Magna Cum Laude from Roanoke College with a Bachelor of Arts on May 6th, 2000. He was a novelist who loved playing music, painting, and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving husband, ‘Daddy' and ‘Papa'. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Bonnie Smith Neal of Falling Spring; a daughter and two sons. Daughter and son in law Jennifer Neal Carver and John of Louisa, VA; son and daughter in law Donovan Scott Neal and Maryanne of State College, PA: son and daughter in law Jason Wesley Neal and Diana of Starkville, MS, and his beloved doggie daughter Morgan Le Fey; six grandchildren: Jordan Meadows and wife Alyssa of Bossier City, LA, Sarah Meadows of Louisa, Va, Anna Neal and Leslie Neal of State College, PA, Nicolas Neal and Jacob Neal of Starkville, MS. Two sisters and five brothers: Michael Neal, Stephen Neal, Sharman Neal Pope, Jerald Neal, Jon Neal, Richard Neal, and Kelleigh Neal Moyer; as well a great number of nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.
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