Ralph Dixon “Dickey” O’Neal

Ralph Dixon “Dickey” O’Neal

Ralph Dixon “Dickey” O’Neal
February 24, 1949 – August 7, 2018

WENDELL – Ralph Dixon “Dickey” O’Neal, was born in Johnston County to the late Elton & Rachel Boykin O’Neal. He worked at Gregory Poole in the Emergency Power Generator Rental Department for over 42 years. Dickey enjoyed car shows, antique tractor pulls, and working all the special events for Gregory Poole. He was a brilliant & simple man who will be fondly remembered by his family & friends.

Funeral service 2 pm, Friday, Baptist Tabernacle Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathryn Alford O’Neal of the home, son, Kevin Dixon O’Neal and his wife Sheila Bunn O’Neal of Wendell, grandchildren, Andrew Dixon, Dylan Matthew, & Emily Rachel O’Neal, sister-in-law, Sherry Alford, uncle, Albert Boykin, & special friend, Gayle Stephenson.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Thursday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St. Wendell & other times at the home of his son, Kevin. www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • Robin Christian and Chris Arvin Posted August 7, 2018 11:02 pm

    Sincere love and hugs to the family in this difficult time of loss. We love you Kevin, Sheila and kids and will do all we can to support you through this time.

  • Anita, Daryl,Kaytlin,& Kameron Hales Posted August 8, 2018 7:56 am

    Kevin, Shelia,and the rest of the family, we are so sorry for the passing of Kevin’s dad. Treasure the memories you have for they will last forever. Thoughts and prayers for all of you in the days ahead.

  • Tammy Stallings Posted August 8, 2018 12:09 pm

    I am so sad to hear of Mr. O’Neal’s passing. He was a great guy to wait on when I worked at Northern Tool and Equipment when he would come in for tools and supplies. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Trudy B. Paul Posted August 8, 2018 2:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost but you can say he is not hurting any more. I want all of you to keep your memories close to your heart because they will be special to you as the days go on. I love all of you and will keep you in my prayers.

  • Paige & David Dyer Posted August 8, 2018 3:50 pm

    Sending our love and prayers to you and your family during this time of grief. May God bless you with strength and give you courage to go through these next days ahead. We love y’all

  • Shane and Valerie Posted August 9, 2018 9:28 am

    My heart breaks for your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I love you and your family so very much!

  • Erin Brown Posted August 9, 2018 2:11 pm

    Ralph was such a positive person to be around at Gregory Poole. I will miss his smile! To his family, I’m truly sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort during this most difficult time!

  • ANGELA MOORE -WANDA MOORE-MULVANEY Posted August 9, 2018 2:40 pm

    Kathryn, I’m sending love and prayers to you and the family and this time of sorrow . Ralph (aka Sugar daddy) was a very special man to me he kept me laughing all the time he always had a word of encouragement for me when I was down or going through crisis, so I just want to say again THANK YOU RALPH “.He will be greatly miss. And The name SUGAR DADDY came from One day he came into the shop GP Rental and told me he had me a present and out comes a giant candy bar in a plastic holder from behind his back. ( lol) And I still got that candy bar today . My sister has hers as well. Mom Kathryn now you have a Sugar daddy Angel watching over you and the family . Much Respect

  • Belvin & Christopher High Posted August 9, 2018 4:39 pm

    May GOD continue to be with you in the grieving days to come. GOD BLESS.

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