Obituary of Lee Neeley
Lee Neeley, 77, of Cole Camp, Missouri, died Sunday morning, April 5, 2020, in Cole Camp. He was born November 9, 1942, in Prestonburg, Kentucky, the son of Frank Neeley and Mattie Irene (Harris) Neeley. In June, 2004, he married Deborah June “Debbie” (Sloan) Cook in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and she survives of the home. Lee was a 1960 graduate of Boyd County High School in Ashland, Kentucky. He was drafted into the United States Army after high school and later enlisted in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1982 while stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. Following his military service, he worked for Safelite Auto Glass in Montana and then was transferred to Kansas City with Safelite in 1988. He then established At Your Service Auto Glass in Lincoln, Mo. After retirement in 2005, Lee enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening, mowing, and keeping up his yard and property. He was a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, the former Elks lodge in Warsaw, Mo., and was a life member of the VFW Post 5925 in Lincoln. In addition to his wife Debbie, survivors include a son, Brian Neeley (Kathy), Cole Camp, Mo.; a daughter, Paige Neeley, Ranson, West Virginia; 5 step-children, J.R. Cook (Margaret), Lincoln, Mo., Melissa Reynolds (Adam Cord), Jefferson City, Mo., Trisha Koll (Jason), Lincoln, Mo., Andrea Dean, Grain Valley, Mo., and Jess Olson (Blain), Lolo, Montana; 5 grandchildren, Kyle and Eric Neeley, Sinclayre Burks, Quincy Lightbody, and Trevin Burks; 10 step-grandchildren, Bryar and Chase Hummel, Alexis, Bradyn, Brett, and Logan Cook, Henley and Luke Koll, and Hunter and Hayden Olson; 3 great-grandchildren, Livi and Madilyn Hummel, and Sutton Burks; his mother-in-law, Loretta June Sloan, Cole Camp, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Frank Neeley Jr., and a sister, Rose Noble. Inurnment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo., at a later date. The family suggests contributions to the Veteran’s Assistance League for the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor (405 E. Benton St., Windsor, MO 65360).