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Obituary for Larry Zane Neal

Azle: Larry Zane Neal, 74, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023 in Fort Worth.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, June 22, 2023, at the Denton Baptist Church, with Wayne Knight officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral and Cremation Services in Marlow.

Visitation for Larry will be at Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 21, 12:00 - 8:30 PM.

Larry was born Wednesday, October 27, 1948 in Hatch, NM, to Andrew Jack and Juanita (Wilson) Neal. He grew up in Hatch before moving to Fort Worth in 2014. Larry attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He worked in carpentry and he also pastored at many churches over the years, his last was at Sweethome Baptist Church. Larry also spent time serving as a proud member of the United States Air Force. He married the love of his life, Velma Gay Parnell, on February 10, 1968, in Hatch, NM. Larry and Velma celebrated more than 46 years of marriage together until she preceded him in death on April 21, 2014. Larry was also a boat and gun enthusiast. He loved his family more than anything and cherished the time he spent with them. Larry will be deeply missed.

Survivors include 2 sons, Larry Ray Neal and wife Mary of Chandler, TX and Ernest Roy Neal of Tulsa, 3 daughters, Audra Gaye Roberts of Fort Worth, Sarah Patience Sawyers of OKC, and Laura Kaye Lang and husband Joshua of Azle, TX, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Clarita Neal of NM and Francis Daniels of CA, and sister-in-law, Betty Neal.

In addition to his loving wife, Larry was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Laquita Boon and Jackline Sides, and 3 brothers, Clark Neal, Meredith Neal, and Ernest Neal.

Pallbearers will be Larry's grandsons

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