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July 21, 1934 September 4, 2018
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Mr. Johnnie Wilbur Neely, age 84, of Billings, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, in his home with family at his side. He was born on July 21, 1934 in Ash Flat, Arkansas, the son of Virgil Esscel and Fannie (Herron) Neely.

Johnnie was united in marriage to JoAnn Wright on January 8, 1972, and together they moved to Billings, Missouri in 1975.

In Johnnie’s younger years he enjoyed racing stock cars, owning a team and winning the 1974 West Coast Championship. Later, he and his two sons raced go karts almost every weekend across the country. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR car races and the news on television.

Johnnie was employed with Hocklander Jewelry in Springfield, Missouri, as a watchmaker, from 1975 to 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Dale.

Johnnie is survived by his wife of 46 years, JoAnn; three children and their spouses, Brad Neely, Bryan Neely and wife Barbara, and Donna Coe and husband Mike; four grandchildren, Chase, Emmit, and Bodhi Neely, and Matthew Coe; two great grandchildren, Tyse and Myla Coe; a brother, Willis Neely; two sisters, Wilma Faye Wilson and Eleta Neely; nieces and nephews; and other extended family and friends.

A time to visit with family and friends, and the sharing of memories, will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Meadors Funeral Home, 101 N.E. Pine, Billings, MO 65610. The graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m., in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at

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1:00 PM 9/9/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 9/9/2018 2:30:00 PM
Meadors Funeral Home - Billings Chapel

101 NE Pine Street
Billings, MO 65610

Meadors Funeral Home - Billings Chapel
101 NE Pine Street Billings 65610 MO
United States

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Rose Hill West Cemetery Final Resting Place

MM Highway and Rose Hill Road
Billings, MO 65610

MM Highway and Rose Hill Road Billings 65610 MO
United States

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American Cancer Society


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