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Billy  Ray Neel
  • Houston Hospice-El Campo
    P.O. Box 1417
    El Campo, TX 77437

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“Billy, I was browsing the internet and saw that your dad passed away. I was sorry to read about it. Otherwise, I hope you are doing well. If you...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Sam Lee - Angleton, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of this. Cade is out of town right now but I will definitely let him know. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cade...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kimberly Neel - Burleson, TX

“Billy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know there are no words to help ease your pain right now. Its the memories, stories and smiles you...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Roxanne Cabrera - Dallas, TX

“To the Neel Family My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Your father was always so kind and helpful to my Mother and Father Mr. and Mrs....Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Tony Dettling - San Antonio, TX

“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Steve and Lucia Cunningham Sanders and families - TX

“So sorry to hear of Billy Ray's passing. He was my favorite cousin on the Billington side of the family. Made me feel special every time I saw him. ...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Laura (Burwell) Brieden - TX

“Sending our deepest sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Sincerely, Lael, Ashley and Taylor Martin and Mike O'Brien ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Lael Martin - El campo, TX

“Remembering all the good times we shared. Your friendship will absolutely be greatly missed! ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Jo Ann Jansky - Edna, TX

“Great friend and will be missed by all who knew him. Kind and caring ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Charles Stanton and wife Ruth - TX

“Bill and I would like to extend our condolences to Billy's children and family. We send love and prayers to each, and especially to our dear friend...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Gloria Poole Dowden - Shreveport, LA

“May God grant you peace and comfort in this time of your loss. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ginger McMasters - Bakersfield, CA


Billy Ray Neel of El Campo died November 23, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born on September 30, 1931 in Overton, Texas to the late Homer Lee and Lenny Billington Neel. He was a 101st Airborne Paratrooper for the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, served 2 deployments to Korea and had served under General MacArthur. Neel was a district supervisor for SW Bell Telephone Company, retiring after 43 years. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, member and Past Commander of American Legion Post 251, Coast Guard Auxiliary, member of the Masons, and a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor.
He is survived by his daughter Denise Hlavaty and husband Larry of Hillje; sons Lonnie Neel and wife Leigh Ann of El Campo, Billy G. Neel and wife Carla of Austin, and Troy Neel of Port Villa Vanuatu; companion Diane Buetel of El Campo; grandchildren Angie, Cade, Heather, Lanise, Chance, Larissa, Collin, Carson, Ella, and Axelle; great-grandchildren Halling, Everett, Amelia, and Weston; and brother Tommy Neel and wife Mollie of Lake Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma Jean Neel, and son Dennis Neel.
Visitation will begin Monday at 2 pm at Triska Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 pm to 7 pm. Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Triska Funeral Home with Rev. Rick DuBroc officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
Honorary pallbearers are Hank Bradley, Charles Stranton, Randy Clapp and Curtis Clapp.
Memorial donations in memory of Billy R. Neel may be made to Houston Hospice-El Campo.