Larry Neal, 80

Larry Dean Neal, 80, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of LaFontaine, died at 4:12 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at Promise Hospital, Fort Myers, Fla. 

He was born Sept. 8, 1937, in Marion, to Thomas Harold and Aline (Neiswanger) Neal.

Larry grew up in Wabash, and was a 1955 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Doretta M Koch in Urbana, on Nov. 13, 1956.  He worked 42 years at Fisher Body/GM.  He was a proud member of the UAW 977.  Larry enjoyed fishing, sports, racing, and attending his grandkids’ activities.

In addition to his beloved wife, and his cocker spaniel, Molly, Larry is survived by his four children, Bethany (Jerry) Neal-Beliveau of Fishers, Nick (Cindy) Neal, Randy (Lynette) Neal, and Lamont (Cari) Neal all of Huntington; 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, and sister Bernita Heckaman. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Wanda Hall, and three brothers Stephen Neal, Charles Neal, and Verlis Neal.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Gary Dilley officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington. 

Friends may call 4-8 pm Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials is to the Prevent Cancer Foundation (  

The memorial guestbook for Larry can be signed on-line at

Posted on 2018 Sep 04