Horses

Raymond Lee Neal

July 21, 1933 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 88)

Tribute

Raymond L. Neal of Ooltewah passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022. He was 88.

 

Raymond was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, wonderful friend and brother in Christ. He was an avid member of Calvary Life Fellowship Baptist Church.

 

He was a United States Army Veteran. Raymond was honorably discharged in 1961. He continued his line of work as a military police officer after his discharge and retired after a lengthy career in the late 1990’s. He was active in the Tennessee Walking Horse community for many years, winning the World Grand Championship Mare & Foal Class in 1978 with his brother, George Neal, in Shelbyville, TN.

 

He is preceded in death by his wife Lela Mae Neal; parents; Darb and Mae Cain Neal, brothers; Fay J., Ray E., and George Neal, Sisters; Nanaleen Farmer, Elector Smith, Dortha Wagner, Bonnie Mathis, Donnia Wells, and Elizabeth Osborn.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Victoria Neal Cranmore (Rick); granddaughters; Courtney (Dustin Pendergrass) Wrinkle and Candice (Zach Fernandez) Wrinkle; three great grandchildren Raleigh Pendergrass and Aden and Mila Fernandez.

 

The family will receive friends and family from 10:00 A.M. until the celebration of life begins at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, January 13, 2022, Heritage Funeral Home 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Interment will follow immediately after at Chattanooga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to Avalon Health Care.

 

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.

 

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday
January 13, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Parlor
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Celebration of Life
Thursday
January 13, 2022

12:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home Chapel - Chattanooga
7454 E. Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN

Interment
Thursday
January 13, 2022

1:30 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga

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