The Obit For Richard Neeley

Richard Dalton Neeley

Posted on Wed, Oct. 15, 2008


CHAPIN — A Celebration of Life service for Richard Dalton Neeley, 75, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 16, 2008, at Chapin United Methodist Church, 415 Lexington Avenue, Chapin, SC, with interment in the church cemetery. Pastor Jody Flowers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service in the church fellowship hall. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lowman Home, P.O. Box 444, White Rock, SC 29177, or to Chapin United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 237, Chapin, SC 29036.

Mr. Neeley was born September 4, 1933, in Columbia, SC, and passed away Monday, October 13, 2008. He was the son of the late George Dalton Neeley and Margaret Boozer Smith, and stepson of the late W. Bob Smith. He attended Eau Claire High School and scored the first touchdown in the history of the school. He was a talented athlete playing football, basketball and baseball. As a result of his talents he was drafted out of high school by the New York Yankee organization where he played in the minor league in Columbia, SC. Shortly following, Mr. Neeley served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War, 1955 - 1956. He was self-employed for many years with Neeley Sales Company, later by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and after retirement, Chapin Pharmacy where he delivered medicines and visited with the residents of the Lowman Home. He was a member of Chapin United Methodist Church.

Mr. Neeley is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith Miller Neeley; children, Victor D. Neeley (Tonya) of Okatie, SC, Valerie N. McGibboney (Steve) of Grapevine, Texas, Michael P. Neeley, Sr. (Dina) of Cowpens, SC, and Mark D. Neeley (Sheri) of Keller, Texas; grandchildren, Darrell and Beau Neeley, Michael Jr. and Lindsay Neeley, David, Jr., Jaime and Brady Tarbush; brother-in-law, Nigel Miller (Pam) of Columbia, SC, and brother-in-law, Joe Skiavo of Surfside Beach, SC. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Mary Skiavo, mother-in-law, Carrie Miller and father-in-law, Roy Miller.