Gary Lynn O’Neal, age 59, of Newhope, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
Gary was born on January 11, 1963, in Murfreesboro, the son of William Curtis “Bub” O’Neal and Almetta “Metter” Garner O’Neal Moore. He was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, Terry O’Neal and William Barry O’Neal; and his nephew, Michael “Boo” O’Neal.
Gary was a graduate of Kirby High School, a Christian in his faith, and over the years attended Mount Joy Church, which he always referred to as his home church. He was a life-long carpenter by trade and was well-known for his amazing talent of building just about anything he set his mind to. Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing his guitar, but his greatest joy in life was when he was spending time with the true loves of his life, his children and grandchildren, loving to serenade them with his guitar, but most importantly just enjoying their smiles and happy times together. Gary will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Gary is survived by his two daughters and son-in-law, Ashley O'Neal of Royal and Lacy and Chad Moore of Glenwood; his son, Curtis J. O’Neal, and Lexi, both of Daisy; his grandson, Hunter Hughes, and Bristol, both of Hot Springs; three granddaughters, Ashlynn O’Neal of Royal, Adilyn Hilton of Glenwood and Reagan Moore of Little Rock; his brother and sister-in-law, Larry Don and Brigittie O’Neal of Daisy; his five nieces, Jennifer O’Neal Revels, Jeanine Mays, Christy O’Neal, Kailey O’Neal and Tessa O’Neal; two nephews, J. Todd Jackson and Jason O’Neal; numerous extended family members and a host of wonderful long-time friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 8, 2022, in the Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. Scott Vaughn officiating.
Visitation will be held Sunday, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Mount Joy Cemetery, in Daisy.
Pallbearers will be Greg Smith, Cody Anderson, Jason O’Neal, Jason Layton, Willie Greenwood and Jeff Barrett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hunter Hughes, Dustin Hughes and Mark Stapp.
Guest registry is at www.smithfamilycares.com.