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Neal Grant McCartney

August 19, 1934 - May 20, 2021

Neal Grant McCartney, 86, of Forest, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on August 19, 1934 in Cleveland, OH and lived in the Lynchburg area for 41 years. He was the husband of the late Lois J. McCartney for 64 years.

Neal worked as a machinist/manager and retired in 1996. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church and a dedicated prayer warrior. He loved boating and playing golf with his golfing buddies.

He is survived by his children; Kevin McCartney (Bonnie) of Raleigh, NC; Lori Jennings (Don) of Forest, VA; and Kelly Felker (Daryl) of Winston-Salem, NC. Grandchildren; Kenneth McCartney (Ashley) of Edinburgh, Scotland; Brian Jennings (Emily) of Canton, GA; Chad Jennings (Kim) of Washington D.C.; Stefani Sprinkle (Brent) of Winston-Salem, NC; and Kati Meckley (Patrick) of Richmond, VA; and eight great grandsons.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Heritage Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. Conducted by Rev. Dr. F. Gerald Kroll and Pastor Brian Jennings.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit


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Neal's family, Neal was a gentleman staple at the dialysis center. In the beginning we did get to meet his wife who sat with him during treatments before her passing. The two of them told a tale without their words they were a wonderfully, happily married couple. Neal was a wonderful patient for us to sit and chat with, often about if he was going to Taco Bell for dinner! Thank you for sharing your sweet family member with us. Prayers sent!

Posted by Holly Overstreet on May 27, 2021

Dear Kevin, Lori, and Kelly; I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was an awesome person. I miss him, as well as your mom very much. The memories of our childhood will never leave me. I pray you find comfort with each other to overcome your loss. God bless your families! Miss you!

Posted by Diane OBrien on May 27, 2021

So sorry to hear of the loss of Neal. He was a good neighbor and will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by Dorothy Morcom on May 26, 2021

Will miss a classmate and golf partner. Spent a number of afternoons on his back porch cooling down from a golf game. It always turned to a time of devotion and prayer. He beat us home.

Posted by Mike St.Aubin on May 24, 2021

Kevin and Bonnie, Matt and I send our sympathies to you and your extended family in the loss of your father. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace. Julia and Matt Kasel

Posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2021

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