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Jack Frederick McNeal, Sr.
Kill Devi Hills- Jack Frederick McNeal, Sr. died in Elizabeth City after a long battle with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s Saturday July 4, 2015. Jack was born January 11, 1935 in Akron, Ohio. He was the son of the late William and Virginia McNeal. Jack served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Following his military service in the Korean War Jack went on to a long and successful career in Washington, DC with the Federal Government as a budget worker. Along the way Jack traveled extensively and ended up in Costa Rica where Jack met lifelong love, Coy.
Jack and Coy retired to the Kill Devil Hills where Jack’s fun-loving personality made him lots of friends and a hopeless flirt. Jack used his life long love of aviation to become a licensed private pilot. He pursued his love of aviation by flying Dare County students in the flight awards program and serving on the Dare County Search Rescue operation. Jack earned the Rookie of the Year with the Southern Shores Fire Department. He also loved fishing, dancing, playing golf and spending time with his local Marine buddies. Jack and Coy bravely fought Alzheimer’s disease in his recent years but Jack kept his smile and his charm through it all.
Jack is survived by his devoted wife Corazon “Coy” McNeal and stepson John Joshua Cajida of the Kill Devil Hills residence. Jack was predeceased by his wife Nellie Lively McNeal. Also surviving are his two sons, John McNeal and Jack McNeal, Jr. of Virginia, his daughter Stephanie Boswell also of Virginia; his step children John Ralph Cajida, John Frederick Cajida, John Jeremiah Cajida, Jean Claudette Cajida, Jessica Anne Cajida and Jackie Sophie Cajida all of the Philippines, and many dear friends as well as his two beloved cats.
Jack’s funeral will be held at the Gallop Funeral Services Chapel MP 16 in Nags Head Friday July 10, 2015 at 2 pm. The visitation will be Thursday July 9, 2015 from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Gallop Chapel. Burial will follow the funeral at Southern Shores Cemetery with military honors.
Condolences to the family many be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.