William Roy Neely, age 85, died Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his home in La Vale, MD, with family by his side.
He was born August 12, 1936, in Newburg, WV to Opal Jane and Allison Roy Neely, both of whom are deceased. One sister, Joann Bjorkman, preceded him in death . Married to the former Hester Alice Mason for 62 years, they are the parents of three children: Lori Neely, Winchester, VA; Leslie Patterson (Richard} Brooktondale, NY; and Jeffrey Neely, LaVale, MD. They also have two grandchildren: Tristan lntemann, Brooktondale, NY, and Aidan lntemann, Los Angeles, CA.
Extended family includes Janice (Robert) Bates, Wilmington, NC; Brian Bjorkman, Warm Springs, VA; Helen Louise Bjorkman, Arthurdale, WV; and Kim Riley, Reedsville, WV.
A graduate of West Virginia University after serving in the Marine Corps, he retired following 30 years of service with Kelly Springfield Tire Company in Cumberland, MD. He was a 5O-year member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Kemp Lodge, Mount Savage, MD.
Always busy, Bill was an avid do-it-yourselfer and adept at home renovations. A quiet man, he opened his heart and his home to neighbors and relatives who needed assistance, some for years at a time.
The family wishes to thank the medical and nursing staff of 7 South and the Hospice Department of UPMC Western Maryland for their care and devotion.
Private services were conducted by Chaplain Dennis Lusin on Sunday, November 21, 2021.
Interment in Morgan Memorial Park.
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