Walter J. Neer

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Entered into Rest

May 16, 2017

Walter J. "Junior" Neer, 86, of Urbana, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.

He was born July 15, 1930 in Urbana, Ohio, the son of Walter E. and Mary K. (Jenkins) Neer. Junior was a graduate of Urbana High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Junior worked at Howard Supply before working in sales at Fincel Oil Company, where he later retired. He enjoyed yard work and was likely to be found helping others in their yards as well. Junior was a very hardworking and trusting man, and he will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his siblings, Mary (Robert) Hildreth, Karen Sue Neer, Sharon Beaty, Charles (Kay) Neer and Jim Neer; his sister-in-law, Joanne McCumber; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of nearly 60 years, Constance "Connie" (Kandel) Neer; his siblings, Betty (Sam) Metz, Dorothy (Maurice) Wheeler, Lewis (Judy) Neer and Jerry (Mary) Neer; and two infant sisters.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Friday, May 19, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Jim Lillibridge officiating. Burial will follow in Kingscreek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

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