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John Franklin Neal, age 45, of Richmond, Kentucky, passed from this life on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at UK Healthcare in Lexington.
He was born on September 22, 1974 in Euclid, Ohio, son of Herbert Neal and the late Margaret Rose Little.
He was employed with the Hope Center and loved to work. He loved going to the beach and watching UK Basketball. Above all things, he loved and cherished his family, especially his wife and kids. He was a Christian and will be missed by so many people that loved him.
He was preceded in death by his mother, a son; Maxwell Elliot Neal, stepfather, Herbert Reeves Little, and a brother; Billy Harold Neal.
He is survived by his wife; Aarika Flynn Neal, two sons; Johnathan Sawyer Neal and Peyton Elliot Phillippi, three daughters; Allee Marie McCandless, Joy Elise Flynn and Georgia Rose Neal, his father and stepmother; Herbert and Sherry Neal of Macedonia, Ohio, one brother; Ryan Scott Neal, and four sisters; Sarah Elizabeth Neal, Crystal Reeves Little, Tena Little and Terrie Masten.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral service to be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Bro. Bobby Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the John Franklin Neal Memorial Fund, C/O Southern Oaks Funeral Home.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for John Franklin Neal.