Rock Hill – Robert Gerald Neely, age 79, went to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Memorial service for Mr. Neely will be 3:00 pm Sunday, April 7, 2019 at West End Baptist Church, 1727 McConnells Highway, Rock Hill, SC 29732, with visitation following at the home of Missy and Chad Brakefield, 1808 Farrow Drive, Rock Hill, SC.

Mr. Neely was born on August 31, 1939 in Rock Hill to the late Marion Boyd Neely and the late Irene Brooks Neely. He was a member of West End Baptist Church, was a welding instructor at York TECH and retired from Connex Pipe Fabrication Plant. He loved to fish, garden, USC Gamecock Football and spending many hours with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Neely is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Rena Whisonant Neely; his daughters, Donna N. Bryant and husband, David E. Bryant and Missy N. Brakefield and husband Chad H. Brakefield, all of Rock Hill; his grandchildren whom he adored, Travis and Erin Bryant, Neely, Kingsley and Wellsley Brakefield; one great-grandchild, Greyson Pofcher; his brothers, Donald Neely (Grace), and Roger Neely (Martha); his sister, Judy N. Howe (Johnny). Mr. Neely was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Neely.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Neely’s name to West End Baptist Church, 1727 McConnells Hwy., Rock Hill, SC 29732 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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