Merrill W. “Bill” Neal

April 17, 1943 - February 25, 2015

04/17/1943 - 02/25/2015

Merrill William “Bill” Neal, 71, of Moundsville, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in Hurricane, W.Va.

Bill was born April 17, 1943, in Ironton, Ohio, a son of the late Merrill E. and Irene N. Bryant Neal. He was the retired owner & operator of the Quality Bakery, Moundsville; a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Moundsville; and member and past Master of the Masonic Marshall Union Lodge No. 8, Moundsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol S. Kuderski Neal, in 2013; and brothers, Robert Neal and Rev. Larry Neal.

Bill is survived by his two children, Thomas W. Neal of Moundsville and Shelley Unger and her husband, William of Nitro, W.Va.; a brother, Stephen Neal and his wife, Joann of Glen Dale, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Neal of Moundsville; a brother-in-law, Ray Kuderski and his wife, Ann of Moundsville; a granddaughter, Allison Unger of Nitro; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, from 11 am until time of service at 1 pm, Thursday, March 5, 2015, with the Rev. Bruce Bevans officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, with Masonic graveside services provided by the Marshall Union Lodge No. 8.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Teays Valley Assisted Living, 3361 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV 25526.

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Kathy Baker Ballowe
8 years ago

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Bill. He was a wonderful man who was great to work for or just be around. I vividly recall many conversations where he educated me on business, politics and religion. Bill was an amazing wealth of knowledge. He was also a very kind soul. My deepest sympathy and prayers for the Neal family.

David Nesbit
8 years ago

I am so sorry for the passing of Bill , he was a Moundsville icon and will be sadly missed !

Barbara Farley
8 years ago

I just heard of Bill’s passing. I’m so sorry. Bill and Carol were our friends since school. I would have attended the funeral if I had known. I also didn’t hear Carol had died until months later. I loved them both.

Albert Ferrie
8 years ago

My prayers and sincerest condolences.

Gary Church
8 years ago

Prayers and condolences are being sent to the family in this time of need. I have known Bill since high School and he was a very dear friend. He is no longer suffering and is not sitting with God. I missed seeing him at the shop after he became ill. If God needs to know how to make good donuts, Bill will show him.

Samantha Paith
8 years ago

Sending my sincerest condolences for your loss, bill was a great man, taught me many things at the bakery and even taught me how to drive a standard, his truck, as Tom got stuck doing as well, I will always remember the fun times there with your family.