John Lee McNeely, 70, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at his home in Vandalia, IL.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL with Pastor Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will follow at Evans Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL with military rites by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95, Vandalia, IL and Brownstown VFW Post #9770. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, two hours prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and/or Fayette County Cancer Fund. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.
He was born February 10, 1952, in Vandalia, IL, the son of Joseph Max Edwards & Farrell (Ray) Hyman. He married Lori Smith on August 15, 1980 in Vandalia, IL. He worked many years at Whittie & Orgill and later worked as a custodian at Vandalia High School; he served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era; he loved spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids, and he was always telling them jokes.
He is survived by: Mother - Farrell (Ray) Hyman, Effingham, IL; Step-Mother - Lou Edwards, Edinburg, IL; Wife - Lori (Smith) McNeely, Vandalia, IL; Sons - Justin McNeely & Misty, Patoka, IL and Jason McNeely & Ashley, Greenville, IL; Daughters - Amanda Cable & Ronnie, Brownstown, IL and Amber Bogart & Josh, Brownstown, IL; 10 Grandchildren; Sister - Becky Davis & Rich, Florida; Brothers - Bill McNeely & Paula, Effingham, IL, Kevin Edwards, Edinburg, IL, and Gary Edwards & Terri, Taylorville, IL.
Preceded in death by: Father - Joseph "Max" Edwards; Adoptive Father - C.A. "Mac" McNeely; Grandson - Samuel McNeely; Brothers - Jay Edwards and Bill Edwards.
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