of Osceola, AR
February 19, 1924 - November 25, 2022
O. B. Neal, 98, of Osceola, AR passed away November 25, 2022 at his home with his wife by his side. O. B. was born February 19, 1924 to Jim and Pearl Neal. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Osceola and was a farm manager for 44 years for Crosthwait Farms. O. B. enjoyed spending time with his family and talking to everyone he knew, enjoyed the outdoors and was a carpenter who helped build many of the homes in Osceola. He leaves behind his wife of 75 years, Oleta Neal; two sons, Jimmy Neal and wife, Christine Neal of Marion, AR and Tommy Joe Neal of Osceola, AR; four grandchildren, Bryan Neal and wife, Nancy Neal of Green Cove Springs, FL, Jennifer Neal-Mason and husband, Destry Mason of Jonesboro, AR, Tyler Neal of Searcy, AR and Alexandra Neal-Bunn and husband, Alex Bunn of Searcy, AR; six great grandchildren, Taylor Neal, Tanne Neal and wife, Courtney Neal, Jackson Neal of Green Cove Springs, FL, Sasha Moore of Searcy, AR and Emma and Madeline Bunn of Searcy, AR and two great-great-grandchildren, Grayson and Logan Neal of Green Cove Springs, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Goodbye Mr. NealMy neighbor and buddy.will miss you out picking pecans and riding the john deer tractor.
I’m so sorry to hear about OB. I remember the time growing up with Tommy so many times we spent the night at crosswait farms-the so many times we got up in the early times of the morning before the rooster crowed so many times we had to help with chores before we could go do anything that we wanted to do, not allowed to play with the in those days except the animals and play in the seed bins so many times I remember getting in trouble with TommySo many times, showing the right path by OBSo many times I remember all the good times and the sad times so many times I wished I could’ve said more to OB while he was here. My prayers are with you.Love and prayers William Joan Carolanne
We have been OB and Oleta neighbor for many years. OB Neal was a good man and neighbor. I wlll miss him. He love to pick his pecans . He loved his family. and had a very sweet wife Oleta Neal. they were married for 75 years. We loved and will miss you. Fly High OB/. Mp ,pre [pain and sorrow We were neighbors and friends for many years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Oleta, Jimmy and Tommy, I’m sorry to hear about OB’ s passing, and so thankful that GOD allowed me to call him my friend for a very long time. He will be greatly missed, but he left us a lot of precious memories and assurance we will meet again in Heaven. Billy Nichols
My sympathy goes out to the Neal family. I can't tell you how many times O.B. gave me assistance when I needed it. He was always ready with free advice. I will surely miss him. Mrs. Oleta you take care of yourself too.
Ms. Oleta, Tommy and family, praying God will be your comfort in the days ahead with the loss of Mr. Neal. I have fond memories of him and his wife at Calvary Baptist church. Marla Fergus
I got to know O.B. when I worked at Missco Implement in Osceola. He always seemed to be in a good mood and so full of life. Deepest sympathy to his entire family and his many friends.
Oleta, Tommy, and Jimmy, The Dewey Davison family is so sorry to hear about the passing of O.B. He was was a wonderful friend of our family and one of daddy’s best friend. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist and loved his church. You continue to be in our families thoughts and prayers Dewey Davison family
So sorry to hear about your dadI will pray for you and your family as you go through this time of sadness
Mrs. Oleta and Family, my sincere condolences to you on the passing of Mr. O.B. I have fond memories of growing up just down the road from you on Old 61. My Dad, Chester Dixon and Mr. O.B. loved to talk to each other. May Jesus fill your heart with peace that only HE can give. Becky Dixon Gilliam
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Oleta, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May you all find peace and comfort. God Bless!!! The Douglass'
Mr. O.B. Neal was a very nice man. He did love to talk but I will always remember the day a stranger walked into the Osceola Farm Bureau from the highway. I was there by myself because of the lunch hour & I was very uneasy & started saying a prayer. Then here comes my Angel, Mr, O.B. I was never so glad to see anyone in my life. The stranger wanted to know if we had water. I told him it was down the hall. While he was gone, I whispered to O.B. to please don’t leave me with that man. You know what he did? He ask this man where he was going & the man said into town. O.B. said come on & get in my truck, I will take you. Thank you Mr.O.B. I will never forget you. 🙏🙏🙏❤️
Mrs Oleda and family I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sending my love and prayers. ❤️ 🙏
First met Mr. Neal in 1973. Ran into him many times over the years but never knew him personally. Always heard nothing but good things about him. The world would be better if we were like him🙏🙏🙏
Our thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Oleta Neal & her family .. My mother Claudia was the secretary at North Elementary when Mrs. Neal worked there. Momma told me to tell you she loves you & I do too . Praying for you & your family.❤️🙏
To the Neal Family,I am so sorry.Mr. Neal was a true gentleman and I know he will be greatly missed.Praying for your family in the coming days. Debbe Scott