Posted on Monday, 17th July 2017 | Clinton
William L. “Sonny” Neal 78 of Normal, Illinois passed away 11:10 PM June 25, 2017 at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal, IL.
Masonic Services will be 7 PM, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Religious Services will follow with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to his Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren’s Education Fund.
Sonny was born March 13, 1939 in Bloomington, IL the son of Wilbur and Florence (Black) Neal. He married Norma J. Spencer August 10, 1958 in Clinton, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Norma J. Neal, Normal, IL; children: Michael K. Neal, Normal, IL and Mark S. Neal, Normal, IL; 2 grandchildren: Jordan (Daniella) Neal, Wapella, IL and Nathan (Brittany) Neal, Niles, MI; 2 great-grandchildren: Sophia Neal and Wyatt Neal; sister, Martha (Joe) Underwood, Clinton, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister, Betty Baker.
Sonny retired from GTE and then worked for Busey Bank. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, hunting, and boating. Sonny was a member of the DeWitt Masonic Lodge #84 AF & AM for 50 years. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a “thank you” to Heritage Health, Bloomington and the McLean Co. Nursing Home, Normal, IL for their excellent care.
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