Melvin Howard Neill

Melvin Howard Neill Sr.

Wednesday, March 1st, 1933 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Melvin Howard Neill, Sr., 86, passed away on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. Howard’s family and friends will gather for a graveside service at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Port Lavaca on Friday, January 31st at 11:00am with Brother Johnny Kisiah officiating.

Howard was born March 1st, 1933 to the late Joseph and Vera Neill in Port Lavaca. He was in the United States Army. He retired from Union Carbide he worked 29 years as a millwright. After retirement, he farmed and had cattle. He was a loving husband, father, granddaddy, great-granddaddy and brother. He will be greatly missed by all.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Vera Neill; daughter, Darla Neill; granddaughter, Diane Sells; and sisters, Mildred Matson, Emma Jo Warren and Elsie Linney.

Howard is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lorene Neill, daughter, Cathy Wilborn (Briggs); son, Howard Neill, Jr. (Laura); grandchildren, Kelly Cason (Gabriel), Bryan Wilborn (Maggie) and Robert Neill (Meaghan); great-grandchildren, Kylie, Calhoun and Cooper Cason, Barbara Ann and Abigail Wilborn, and Brooke and Maddison Neill; brother, Willett Neill; sister, Mary Willoughby; along with numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the donor's charity of choice. 

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Funeral arrangements and services under the personal care of Grace Funeral Chapel - Port Lavaca.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 |
    Friday, January 31st, 2020
    Green Lawn Gardens
    1399 FM 1679
    PORT LAVACA, TX 77979
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Brother Johnny Kisiah
  • Interment

    Green Lawn Gardens
    1399 FM 1679
    PORT LAVACA, TX 77979
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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john sullivan

Posted at 04:22pm
Always enjoyed going out to the ranch house and visiting with Howard . Listening to all the stories he loved to tell. Thought and prayers to the family at this trying time.

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