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Ray Neely Obituary

Ray  Neely
Ray Neely

December 4, 1932 - March 15, 2018
Resided in Russellville, Kentucky


Ray Neely, age 85 of Russellville, Kentucky passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was a Logan County native born December 4, 1932 to the late Ray M. Neely and Roxie Anderson Neely. Ray was a member of Auburn Pearce Memorial United Methodist Church for 76 years, where he was a former teacher, member of the choir and the Official Board. He was also a member of The Gideons International and was a member of the Auburn Masonic Lodge.
Ray was a 1951 graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy, Lebanon, Tennessee and a 1954 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BS degree in Agriculture. He was also a member of the Pershing Rifle Military Fraternity at WKU.
He was a Director on the Federal Land Bank Board, the Pennyrile Farm Analysis Board and the Logan County Farm Bureau Board. He was a Charter member of the Auburn Rural Fire Department and Ambulance Service.
Ray was employed 2 years by the Soil Conservation Service and was a self-employed farmer for most of his life. He was a broker with Shaker Realty and Auction Company and a member of the Logan County Board of Realtors for 30 years and retired broker from Thoroughbred Realty in Guthrie.
He is survived by:

His Wife of 65 years ~ Sally Price Neely

1 Son ~ Bryan Neely and wife, Samone ~ Nashville, TN

1 Daughter ~ Susan Lynn Blanchard ~ Russellville, KY

1 Brother ~ Bobby L. Neely and wife, Sue ~ Russellville, KY

2 Grandchildren ~ Savannah Hendricks and husband, Jason ~ Auburn, KY
Neely Pesognelli Blanchard Petrie and husband, Robert ~ Port Angles, WA

5 Great Grandchildren ~ Audriana Gayle, Isabella May, McKenzie Summer, Scarlett Randy-Ray and Penelope Kate

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Rex Wood Neely and three children, Charles Edward, Debra Ann and Nancy Louise Neely and son in law, Michael Blanchard.

Graveside Services for Ray Neely will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Maple Grove Cemetery with Pastor Beth Fiss officiating. Visitation will be held at Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to Auburn Pearce Memorial United Methodist Church, The Gideons International or Hospice of Southern Kentucky. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the graveside service.




Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home
210 North Thurston Drive
Russellville, KY 42276
Saturday, March 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Maple Grove Cemetery
515 West 9th Street
Russellville, KY 42276
Sunday, March 18, 2018
4:00 PM
Graveside Service
Maple Grove Cemetery
515 West 9th Street
Russellville, KY 42276
Sunday, March 18, 2018
4:00 PM


Auburn Pearce Memorial United Methodist Church
PO Box 176
Auburn, Kentucky 42206
The Gideons International
PO Box 344
Russellville, KY 42276
Hospice of Southern Kentucky
5872 Scottsville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104