Mark Neal, 66, entered into rest suddenly on March 3, 2015 in Manteca, CA. He was born on January 24, 1949 in Ohio to the late Robert and Beatrice Neal.
Mark is survived by his wife of 20 years Jillian Neal. His children are Chandra Neal, Chara Johnstone Neal, Mikala Neal and Michael Neal. He was blessed by five grandchildren Devon, Ryan, Jacob, Lucas and Micha. In addition Mark has one surviving brother Brant Neal. Mark made his career in transportation for 37 years where he worked for various companies. He was a world news enthusiast; enjoying politics, history and economics. He was an extremely talented musician playing all string instruments. Mark played with the Diablo Symphony in the East Bay as well as, many bands throughout the central valley and the bay area. Mark’s ministry was most definitely music where he was able to demonstrate his gifts at Calvary Community Church. He enjoyed giving guitar lessons and visiting Juvenile Hall where he was able to share the gospel. He was an avid baseball fan always cheering on the Oakland A’s. He had many friends who were drawn to his warm heart and his unique witty sense of humor. Mark will be remembered as a devoted husband and father who loved his family unconditionally. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
P.L. Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Neal family. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Chapel.
A memorial will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2015 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 815 Lathrop Rd., Manteca, CA. He will be laid to rest privately at Cherokee Memorial Park. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, March 12, 2015