Bobby Ray Neal

Bobby Ray Neal, 73 of Dayton passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2018 at home in Dayton. He was born March 23, 1945 in Lufkin, Texas to parents, Leo and Reba Green Neal.

Service for Mr. Neal will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Magnolia Park Cemetery.

Bobby had been a resident of Dayton since 2003 and was previously of Belton. He served in the United States Army for 3 years and was a very proud member of the America Legion Post 512 where he served as Sergeant at Arms. Bobby had worked as a federal firefighter in. Ft. Hood for over 20 years. He enjoyed woodworking and making clocks. Most of all he loved his family especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his parents, son Bobby Ralph Neal; brother Eddie Neal and sister Molly Jo Neal. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Regeina Neal of Dayton; daughters, Pamela Ochoa, Sandra Chivers and husband Billy W. and Genia Neal; brother, Billy Neal and wife Patricia; sister-in-law, LouAnn Emanis and husband Mike; grandchildren, Julie Swan, Ashley Chivers and wife Robin, Billy Ray Chivers, John Chivers and wife Mercedes, Lane Chivers, Kelly Chivers, Evan Eustice, and Alexa Eustice; great grandchildren, Gabby Ochoa, Kyrie Chivers, and Kendall Chivers; nephews, Bobby Emanis, Scottie Emanis, Casey Neal and Chad Neal; nieces, Crystal Martinez, Brandy Lucas, and Shanna Johnson; numerous other relatives and friends.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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