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David Eric O’Neal

David Eric O’Neal

DAVID ERIC O’NEAL

November 23, 1929 – February 28, 2014

WENDELL – David Eric O’Neal, 84, died Friday.  He was son to the late David Erastus & Alma Creech O’Neal.   David was in the U. S. Air Force being in the first squadron to land in Korea.  He was retired from Bayer.  David was an avid Civil War Historian.  He loved raising and training Paso Fino horses, even having a 1989 International Grand Champion at his farm.  David enjoyed fly fishing and bow hunting, truly a renaissance man.  He was also a founder of Little River Riders Club and Little River Wildlife Club.

Funeral service 2 pm, Monday, Corinth Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his wife & best friend of 21 years, Beth Baugh O’Neal, daughter, June O’Neal Wright (Howard) of Selma, sisters, Marvel Rue Mitchell of Clayton, Pat O’Neal Pierce of Raleigh, Joan O’Neal Johnson of Zebulon, grandchildren, Adam Wright (Heather), Matthew Wright, Steven Wright & great grandchild Caden.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Visitation 4-6 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell and other times at the home..  www.stricklanduneralhomes.net

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