Wayne Bryant McNeil


Mr. Wayne Bryant McNeil, 85, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the Johnson City Medical Center with a heavenly glow on his face. His presence will always be remembered.
Mr. McNeil was born in Washington County and the son of the late Ithel & Nelle Rector McNeil. He was also preceded in death by his son, Timothy Wayne “Tim” McNeil, grandson, Trevor Lynn Steven Cole, brother, Gordie McNeil, sister, Jackie McNeil, father-in-law, Carl Jay Rash, and his mother-in-law, Bernice Pratt Rash.
He was a member of Chestnut Grove Union Church.
Mr. McNeil graduated from Sulphur Springs High School. He was a retired farmer and also retired from Burlington/Klopman Mills after 35 years of service. His enjoyments of life were being with family, mowing his yard, riding motorcycles, going to church and singing for the Lord.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Ruby Rash McNeil; daughter, Tammy McNeil Cole (Randy); grandson, Austin Wayne Cole (fiancée Makala Miller); brother-in-law, Stacy Rash (Jean); great-grandchildren, Tyler, Candice, Ryan, and Jessica; nieces, Barbara Rose (Dewy) and Jan Curtis (Jim); great nephews and great nieces, Chuck (Cyndy), Caleb (Tiff), and Lyndsay (Michael); great-great niece, Caitelyn; and papaw’s girl, Danielle Cornett.
Funeral services will be conducted 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Gaskin and Pastor Roy Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 10:30 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Highland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Makala Miller, Austin Cole, Dusty Wallace, Rusty Wallace, Trenton Doerr, Devin Jackson and Jerry Ford. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Rhudy, Ben Rogers, Eddie Cornett, Doc Hunt, Stacy Rash, Orlis Francis, Deonee Ward, Chuck Rose, Jim Slagle, Jay Whaley and Denver Rash.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Chestnut Grove Union Church 367 Chestnut Grove Church Rd. Jonesborough, TN 37659.

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10-13-2017 Mary B. McNeil
I always loved Wayne and thought he and I could've been close had other issues not stood in the way. He was a wonderful man who loved his children, his grandchildren, biological or not, and was always thrilled to see us coming to visit. I wish things could've been different and I could've seen him again. He knows I loved him. He is in Heaven with his son and my Mother, his brother, sister, Mother and many wonderful friends he accumulated over the years and is the happiest he has ever been. I am deeply sorry for his family and their loss. It is never easy though we know they are far better off where they are than where they were...suffering. I Love you, Grandpa Wayne!
09-05-2017 Evelyn Kirby
Ruby My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this time. Prayers for you and your family.
09-05-2017 Ray and Carol Clayton and Bettie Peters
Ray, just heard late today of the loss of your dear husband. So very sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you and your family during this sad time. He is with Jesus now. With love and prayers, Ray and Carol Clayton Bettie Peters
09-05-2017 Helen Coleman
Tammy and Austin so sorry !!!! Prayers and thoughts for you and your family... Helen Coleman


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