Gene Ryan Neal

Published 7:00 pm Monday, November 26, 2018

Gene Ryan Neal died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Merit Health-river Region Medical Center. He was 86. 

A native of Washington County, Mr. Neal was the son of the late Emmett Hamilton Neal and Margaret Carter Neal. He had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1975. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired as Vice President of Magnolia Marine. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was also a Mason.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Neal was preceded in death by a brother, Emmett Carl Neal.

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He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hargett Neal; a son, Emmett Ryan Neal of Nashville, Tennessee; a daughter, Jeanne Neal Kent (Jay) of Albany, Louisiana; nine grandchildren, Ashley McLemore (Cory), Sarah Kent, Adam Kent, Will Harbour, McKenzie Neal, Chynna Neal, Emmett H. Neal, II, Margaret Kent and Ryder Neal; and two great grandchildren, Emma Jane Harbour and Julianne Kent.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Will Harbour, Cory McLemore, Chris Lenoir, Bubba Cole, Chris Cole, Steven Hargett, Billy Hargett and Dave Dewey.

Memorials may be made to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.