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Mr. Blake Stewart McNeely, 81, of Statesville, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Iredell Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Born on October 24, 1936, he was a son of the late Hoyt W. McNeely and Maude Stewart McNeely. He was married to the former Peggy Watt who died on November 22, 2014.
He was a graduate of Celeste Henkel High School and proudly served his country in the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 2031 of Statesville and of Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
In his early years, he worked for Holloway Construction of Wixom, Michigan. He was a construction superintendent for Curtin Brothers Construction at the time of his retirement.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Alan McNeely, a brother, Ronald McNeely, and a son-in-law, Arthur Brotherton.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Karen McNeely Brotherton (John Harmke), a grandson, James Blake Goss-Hammond (Matthew) and a brother, Lynn McNeely (Debbie), along with a daughter-in-law, Melissa Fox. Also, a special friend, Sue Campbell and numerous other family and friends.
Services celebrating Blake’s life will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. Thursday at Nicholson Funeral Home with Rev. Olin Isenhour officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Private burial will be in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to V.F.W. Post # 2031 of Statesville, C/O P.O. Box 1621, Statesville, N.C. 28687. Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
VFW Post # 2031
P.O. Box 1621, Statesville NC 28687