Jerome F. Neal, age 80 of Chattanooga, TN, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2019 surrounded by loved ones.
Jerome Francis was born on September 11, 1939 in Flandreau, SD to Scott and Lillian Neal. He was raised in Flandreau and graduated with the class of 1957. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from his work at Raytheon after 37 years of employment.
Jerome thoroughly enjoyed life with a passion for music, art and nature. He lived a great life and was a well-respected and honorable man. He loved cookouts, birthdays and holidays and was truly devoted to his family.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 50 years: Sandra Taylor Neal; two daughters: Melanie (Don) Cusson and Melissa (Joseph) Lockhart; four grandchildren: Cassandra Crouch, Elysse Nebben, Mikayla Osborn and Brodie Nebben; eight great grandsons; three brothers: Roger Neal, James Neal and Michael Neal and three sisters: Joycelyn Junot, Patricia Neal and Monica Neal, all originally from Flandreau.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mary Doyle and Veronica Neal and his brother David Neal.
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.