Oklahoma Cemeteries Website
Click here to break out of frames
This information is available for free. If you paid money for a
subscription to get to this site, demand a refund.
For any questions pertaining to an individual cemetery, you would need to contact the cemetery sexton / board / caretaker.

Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

© Billings Funeral Home
(permission granted)
Submitted by: Ann Weber


27 Oct 1930 - 26 Jun 2014

Funeral: 10:00 AM Saturday, June 28th, 2014, First Baptist Church of Woodward

Interment: Saturday, June 28th, 2014, Elmwood Cemetery

Earl Loyd Neal joined his wife, parents, and siblings standing in the presence of the Lord early on the morning of June 26, 2014. Earl succumbed to multiple strokes precipitated by a recently diagnosed gastrointestinal cancer. He spent his final days surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at the First Baptist Church of Woodward. Earl will be laid to rest beside his wife, Vina, in Elmwood Cemetery.

Earl was born October 27, 1930 in Sperry, OK to Ollie Viola Miller Neal and Thomas Andrew Neal. He was the eighth of twelve siblings: Edna Mae Gordon Carver and husband Charles, Andrew Walter Neal and wife Ruth, Rosie Ellen Neal, George Francis Neal, Thomas Fred Neal and wife Yvonne, James Floyd Neal and wife Ila Mae, Dorothy Louella Ward and husband Roy, Harold Lee Neal and wife Edna, Raymond Arnold Neal and wife Betty, Bobby Joe Neal and wife Diane.

Earl graduated from high school in Broken Arrow, OK and received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible studies with a minor in mathematics from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1955. He married Vina Eldora Miller on the 14th of June, 1954 in Sharon, OK. They made their home in southwest Woodward County on the Miller Family Farm where Earl was a dairyman and farmer. In 1966 they moved to Mooreland where he worked construction as an electrical journeyman and licensed plumber before retiring in 1993. His daughters Mickie Carol Neal Key and Diana Cheryl Neal Pribble married Randall Wade Key and Quintin Lee Pribble, respectively. His grandchildren Phillip Neal Key, Jamie Rachelle Pribble, Melody Danielle Key, Jacqueline Michelle Pribble, and Jennifer Lee Pribble provided him with a total of seven great-grandchildren: Alexis Groce, Jordon Benites, Kaylee Groce, Ashton Danielle Key, Jenna Plowman, Haidyn Savoie, and Chance Plowman.

Earl was a longstanding member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Woodward, OK. Until the final month, he continued to enjoy serving by taking Sunday School attendance and collecting and depositing weekly offerings. Together, Earl and Vina fostered twenty-seven children as part of their family. The last of these children, Danny Lee Thomas of Mooreland, took special care to honor and assist Earl in the 21 years after the loss of his beloved spouse in 1993.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FBC, Woodward.

|Elmwood Cemetery|   |Woodward County Cemeteries|   |Home|

This site may be freely linked, but not duplicated in any way without consent.
All rights reserved! Commercial use of material within this site is prohibited!
© 2000-2024 Oklahoma Cemeteries

The information on this site is provided free for the purpose of researching your genealogy. This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities, for your own research, as long as this message remains on all copied material. The information contained in this site may not be copied to any other site without written "snail-mail" permission. If you wish to have a copy of a donor's material, you must have their permission. All information found on these pages is under copyright of Oklahoma Cemeteries. This is to protect any and all information donated. The original submitter or source of the information will retain their copyright. Unless otherwise stated, any donated material is given to Oklahoma Cemeteries to make it available online. This material will always be available at no cost, it will always remain free to the researcher.