Walter Albert (Bud) McNeal

Died: Sun., Mar. 3, 2019


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 05, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 05, 2019
Location: Wards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
Location: Wards Funeral Home

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Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Walter (Bud) Albert McNeal, 73, of Gainesville. Rev. Phil Parks, Speaker Chad Parks and Dr. Chris Swan will officiate. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. McNeal passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019.

A native of Hall county, Mr. McNeal was born December 6, 1945 to the late Walter Howard and Susie McNeal. He married his wife, Alice on June 30, 1967 and enjoyed 51 happy years with her. Mr. McNeal was a hardworking man who spent many years in the construction industry. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and a man very devoted to his family.

He loved spending time at Disney World with his grandchildren, working on antique tractors and trucks, vacationing in Nashville with his wife, and constructing everything from playsets to furniture for his family. He was described by many as a man generous with his time who was always willing to help others. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; daughters and sons in laws, Lisa and Chad Parks, Lula, Tina and Andy Tymchuk, Gainesville; grandchildren, Madison and Jake Parks, Lula, Michael, Lauren and Michelle Tymchuk, Gainesville; siblings, Betty Jean Hulsey, Gainesville, Montene Spain, Anderson, SC., and Jerry McNeal, Gainesville.

Online condolences may be sent to Ward’s Funeral Home, 758 Main Street, Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

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Shelley Cauley
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Jimmy .

Our deepest sympathy to you all, Mr. Bud will be greatly missed. You all are in our prayers. Love, Jimmy & Shelley Cauley

Daniel McNeal (son of Ed McNeal - Hazlehurst)
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
He will certainly be missed. You all are in our prayers!

Lamar and Diane Souther
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Our love and deepest sympathy we'll always remember Bud praying for you and your family. Lamar and Diane Souther

Frankie and Berna McNeal
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family! So sorry we could not be there! Love you all!

Judy Butler
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Tina and Andy: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss.

David and Sherrill Day
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Alice, Tina, Lisa and families,
Love, thoughts, and prayers to each of you in your loss. May the many family memories you shared help to give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. So sorry that we were unable to express our sympathy and love to each of you personally.

Jackie Hulsey Kimel and Scott Kimel
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
You were my favorite Uncle Bud and you were always there for me and anybody else that may have needed help. Glad we got to talk a few months back and now you have your Angel wings. Our Love and Prayers are with Alice and the children. Their Life will go on and your Love and Happy Memories will live on forever.

Larry Edwards
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Tina & Andy, I'm so sorry for your loss, but I hope you are looking forward to a great family reunion in the future. I enjoyed working with Bud on the Clarksville Trade School project. He was a great man.

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