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Thursday, September 14, 2017
12:00 pm
American Legion
Baldwin Patterson Post 274
2211 E 42nd Street, Des Moines

*Following Graveside Services


Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:00 am
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, Iowa


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Orval McNeeley Orval E. McNeeley, Jr.
Des Moines

Orval Eugene McNeeley, Jr., 62, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Orval was born July 15, 1955, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Orval and Betty (Berry) McNeeley, Sr. He proudly served in the U. S. Air Force and continued to be patriotic his entire life. He had an avid interest in motorcycle and guns. Some of his passions included spending time outdoors and listening to Blues music. Orval married Sandura “Penny” Jones on June 7, 1997, and they made their home in Des Moines where he was employed as a diesel mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy “Penny” McNeeley; children, Orval McNeeley III (Misty), Valerie Scott (Kenny), Megan Moncher, Zachary McNeeley, Stuart McNeeley, Hilary Waller and Zachary Waller; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Timmy McNeeley (Claudia), Frank Wilson, Rick Wilson, Kathy Damp (Wayne), Julie, and Jackie.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel, Iowa. A celebration of life will follow at American Legion – Baldwin Patterson Post 274, 2211 E 42nd Street, Des Moines.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com