Earl Neeley, 87 – The Inside Diary


Earl Neeley, 87, joined his 56-year-old wife in paradise on Sunday, July 3, 2022, surrounded by his children. Born August 5, 1934 to Charles and Emma (Butler) Neeley in Amo, Indiana. As a young man, he moved to Kentucky where he met the love of his life Edna Lamb in Lancaster, Kentucky, a marriage that lasted 56 years until his death in 2010. Leaving Kentucky in 1957, he brought his family back to Indiana where he worked alongside his father installing drywall. Later, he and his brother Larry started their own business “Neeley’s Drywall”, in which many homes and businesses still display their craftsmanship today. He was a proud member of Local #859 Carpenters Union for over 30 years. When he wasn’t working and raising children, he enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. After his retirement from American Drywall, he and his wife moved to Stanford Kentucky where they attended Waynesburg Pentecostal Church.

He is survived by 5 children: Donna Hargett (Jimmie) – Greencastle Earl Gordon Neeley (Dee) – Cloverdale Paul Neeley (Joie) – Brazil, Steve Neeley (Melinda) – Greencastle Gary Neeley (Gail) – Camby 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren Plus many nieces, nephews and cousins ​​from Indiana and Kentucky and all of his colleagues and friends from his drywall days. He was predeceased by his wife Edna (Lamb) Neeley, a son Roger Neeley, his parents, his stepmother Stella Neeley, 3 brothers, Don, James and Larry Neeley, stepdaughter, Sherri Neeley, 1 granddaughter -daughter, Tanya Neeley and great-granddaughter Amelia Shea. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Services will be held at Spurlin Funeral Home in Stanford Kentucky.

A one-day service is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Spurlin’s Funeral Home in Stanford, KY. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. He will be interred next to his wife in Lancaster Cemetery in Lancaster Kentucky.

The family would like to thank the staff at Millpond for taking care of our father.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in memory of Earl Neeley to the American Cancer Society.


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