Cecil  O'Neal


A celebration of life for Cecil Ray O'Neal, 81, of Lewis Center, OH, formerly of Gahanna, will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, at Ladusau-Evans Chapel. Deacon Tony Crispo will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services are under direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Cecil was born on March 10, 1938, in Columbus, OH, the son of Raleigh and Lena (Koehn) O'Neal and stepfather Albert Stratton. He passed on June 22, 2019, peacefully at home listening to his Reds.
He was married to E. Joyce Carman and was employed by Commercial Motor Freight and C.F. for over 45 years and a loyal teamster Local 413. He also worked for over 20 years at the Columbus Dispatch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Jimmy Dale, sisters Betty Ellen O'Neal and Margie Wright, brothers Raleigh Harvey O'Neal Jr. and Ernest "Buster" O'Neal. Survivors include his ex-wife; two sons, Timothy Ray O'Neal of Galena and Jeffrey Allen O'Neal of Lewis Center, both graduates of Gahanna. He has 3 grandchildren, Loren Nicole O'Neal, Madison Brooke O'Neal and Erika Grigsby; two sisters, Vi Douglas of Enid and Cleva Beelendorf of Gahanna; a brother Robert O'Neal and wife Joan O'Neal of Enid. He has 3 great-grandchildren, Kallie, Aspen and Eden O'Neal; numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends!
Condolences may be made and services viewed at www.ladusauevans.com.
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Published on June 29, 2019
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