The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 29, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, March 29, 2013


John K. O’Neal

BLUEFIELD, Va. — John K. O’Neal, 73, of 319 Edgewood Road, Bluefield, Va., died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

He was born at Kilarney, W.Va., and was a son of the late Boyd Marshall O’Neal and Rheda Josephine Sarver O’Neal.

John was a 50-year member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Bluefield, Va., where he served as Sunday School Director and Teacher and was Chairman of the Ushers and served as Deacon. He retired from M.J. Electric and was a former employee for Rental Uniform Co. He had served in the U.S. Army reserves, was an outdoors man, enjoying fishing, and was a charter member of the Bluefield, Va., Rescue Squad.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, James, Frank, twins, Perry and Larry O’Neal, and by a sister, Francis O’Neal.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Sue Hatfield O’Neal; son, John Mark O’Neal and wife, Linda, of Bluefield, Va.; daughters, Lisa K. O’Neal Clemson and husband, Travis, of Richmond, Va., and Susan Lynn O’Neal Gibberson and husband, James, of Bluefield, Va.; grandchildren: Andrew John Clemson, Hunter O’Neal, Brandon Gibberson, Cody Clemson and Kelsey Gibberson; great-grandchild, Cason B. Carman; brother, Bill O’Neal and wife, Nancy, of Princeton, W.Va.; sister, Dot Morgan and husband, Johnny, of Cool Ridge, W.Va.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Memorial Baptist Church in Bluefield, Va., with the Rev. Lacy Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at the church.

Deacons of the church will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 401 Va. Ave., Bluefield, Va.

Dudley Memorial Mortuary in Bluefield, Va., is serving the O’Neal family.

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