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Jimmy D. McNeely

March 28, 1936 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 81)
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Jimmy D. McNeely, age 81, of Decatur, died Saturday evening, Dec. 02 ,2017,  at his home.

A native and longtime resident of Decatur, he was a son of the late Ernest and Francis Hicks McNeely.

Also preceded him in death are three daughters, Donna Lorene McNeely, Sandy Austin and Arlene Jewell, his son, Jimmy Dean McNeely and a half-brother, Weaver McKenzie.

Jimmy was a retired carpenter and was formerly associated with TVA.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jeanette Shelton McNeely of Decatur

A daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and B.T. Bowman of Decatur

4 grandchildren, Maggie Austin, Isaiah Austin, Austin Jewell and Ally Bowman

I sister, Geneva Jenkins of Riceville and 2 brothers and sisters-in-law,

Clyde and Iris McNeely of Calhoun and Carl and JoAnn McNeely of Riceville

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017, at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Beta Cemetery in Decatur.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm, prior to the service at Ziegler Funeral Home.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, please sign the online registry at:


Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Jimmy D. McNeely.

 Service Information

December 6, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
December 6, 2017

2:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303

December 6, 2017

3:30 PM
Beta Cemetery
State Hwy 58 South
Decatur, TN 37322

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