William Ray O’Neal, 70, went home to the Lord peacefully on Thursday surrounded by his family. Ray was son to the late Elvin & Letha Fields O’Neal. He was a retired from Barnhill where he was a Dump Truck Driver. Ray was also a long distance driver with Williamsons Trucking, Stricklands Dairy Leasing and a tree trimer for the City of Wilson for 11 years. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Pete Perry, special nephews, Kevin Bissette & Keith “Kit” O’Neal
Funeral service 3 pm, Sunday, Watkins Chapel Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Belinda Perry O’Neal of the home, sons, Mark O’Neal of Jonesville Texas, William O’Neal, siblings, Linwood O’Neal of Douglasville, GA, Bobby O’ Neal (Jackie ) of Sims, Fannie Coffe of Wilson, Patsy Bissette (Jack) of Wilson, mother-in-law, Frankie Joyce Perry of Middlesex, sisters-in-law, Vickie Thompson & Debra Vick, brothers-in-law-, Ray Perry, & Douglas Perry, Aunt, Betty Brooks Coley of Wilson, god children, Rhonda & William Harrell, Jr. of Kenly, his beloved kitty Miss Patches & dog, Missy Emmy.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Dr. Frank Wefald & staff of Millennia Cardiovascular and Pruitt Hospice
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Visitation 2-4 pm, Saturday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, and other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net