Gary O’Neal, age 69 of Loudon, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was born in Kansas City, MO on December 26, 1952 to Milton “Tom” O’Neal and Margaret O’Neal-Failes. Gary served in the U.S. Navy (1971-1979) and worked as a milwright in various locations. He was a member of Milwright Union 1529, Moose Lodge 1093, and USS Towers (DDG-19). He loved spending time with his family and friends while doing various home improvement projects, traveling, or enjoying a good meal. Gary always enjoyed a good joke and laughter and he always inspired everyone he came in contact with to be the best they could be. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Teresa “Terry” O’Neal; stepfather, Francis “Tiny” Failes; sister, Jane Smith; brother, Ronnie O’Neal and son-in-law, Billy Seward. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carolyn; children, Wendy (Robert) Brown, Crystal (Rob) O’Neal, Patrick (Cricket) O’Neal, Leslie (Jake) Poff, John O’Neal and Patricia Seward; siblings, Marcia O’Neal, Sally (Don) Larkin, Jill (Ray) Romero, Charlie (Shannon) Failes; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 7, 2022 from 5 PM – 7 PM in the chapel at Loudon Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7 PM. The graveside service will be 11 AM Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Danny Thornburg officiating. Online condolences can be left at www.loudonfuneralhome.net.
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