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William Patrick “Pat” McNeelyPassing: May 22, 2018


Haverly Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 24th @ 5:00 pm


Haverly Funeral Chapel

Thursday, May 24th @ 3:00-5:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, May 24th

MITCHELL – William Patrick “Pat” McNeely, 71 passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born August 23, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald S. and Dorothy (Stroud) McNeely.   He married Cathy Elaine George April 25, 1969, and she preceded him in death March 11, 2018.

“Pat” retired from General Motors with 30 years of service.  He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1964 and also was a graduate of Barber School.  “Pat” was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed solitaire, fishing, singing, and dancing with Cathy.

Cindy Ann (Mike) Fanger of Bloomington
Misty Dawn (Dan) Wagner of Mitchell
Chase Patrick Cleveland, Michael Tyler Fanger, Mary Caitlin Fanger, all of Bloomington
Michael (Joyce) McNeely of Alabama
Kathy (Buddy) Bolton of Mitchell

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral chapel.

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15 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Steve & Geni Clouse | Palm Coast, FL
    Date: June 27, 2018
    We are so, so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat and Kathy were high school sweethearts, just as we were. God bless your entire family, and God willing, they are both happy and together again.
  2. Guest: Kathy (Green) Baker | Santa Fe, Texas
    Date: June 21, 2018
    Cindy, My deepest condolences on your loss. Prayers of comfort and peace for your family. Kathy
  3. Guest: Kathy & Paul Stroud | Mitchell
    Date: May 25, 2018
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families....God Bless!
  4. Guest: Gary Walker | Williams, IN
    Date: May 25, 2018
    Pat and I were childhood buddies in the forties and fifties. Our parents were close friends and we lived a block apart. Most of my childhood memories include Pat and his family. I vividly remember the day Pat was struck by a car in front of my grandparents house. When he came home from the hospital I was afraid to see him not knowing what to expect....but I went anyway. He was propped up in a hospital bed in the front room smiling and eager to show me all of his new stitches. Even at that young age Pat had exceptional courage and spirit. He was given much more than his share of adversity and he always bore it well. A very good man
  5. Guest: Glen Stroud | Athens, Ga.
    Date: May 25, 2018
    On hot summer days my brother and I would walk up the alley to the bait shop to get a 6.5 ounce bottle of Coke for a dime. Pat always had time for all of us little neighbor kids, and taught most of us how to fish.
  6. Guest: Beth Doub | Mitchell
    Date: May 24, 2018
    Thoughts and prayers to Pat's family...very kind man! We were neighbors and life long family friends... I hope God comforts his daughters and their families..thinking of Kathy and her family too...Pat was a good man!
  7. Guest: stephen tindall | Crossville, Tn.
    Date: May 24, 2018
    Through all of the challenges Pat endured, he came out the Champion, I valued Pat for his solid friendship and pleasant personality, he was always willing to help, anyone, and he shared that beautiful smile, to show us, that Life is Great. RIP my Friend
  8. Guest: Mary Lagle { Pauline & Gerry } | Mitchell
    Date: May 23, 2018
    Dear Misty and Family, so very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I have always thought so much of him.You were such a loving caring daughter for your Mother and Father.May you find peace and comfort in your memories and our heavenly Father.
  9. Guest: Deanna Kay Luchauer Ely | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 23, 2018
    I remember Pat from MHS, 1964. We used to buy fish bait at his little shop, I also knew Cathy thru her family.
  10. Guest: Jim Barrett | Cincinnati, OH
    Date: May 23, 2018
    I have lost a life long friend ever since the first grade. He taught all his classmates how to have strength and compassion at a very early age. Not only was Pat a survivor of Polio as Bill Burges mentioned above, Pat was also struck by a car while riding his bicycle home from school in the third grade. He survived both and went on to live a very good life. Pat taught us all how to be strong and to be thankful for everything we have. He taught by example to appreciate, to give thanks, and to love life for its every moment. You live in my heart Pat. Rest well my friend. You've earned it.
  11. Guest: Bill Burgess | Seymour
    Date: May 22, 2018
    Pats life influenced my life in understanding compassion and concern for others. I will never forget bringing gifts of candy in Ms Bixlers first grade class while Pat was in the iron lung with polio. I pray for his family.
  12. Guest: Terri and Brian Scott | Mitchell, In
    Date: May 22, 2018
    Pat was a good neighbor and friend. We will miss him very much. Sorry for your loss. Misty & Dan, you will both be in our thoughts.
  13. Guest: Terri and Brian Scott | Mitchell, In
    Date: May 22, 2018
    Pat was a good neighbor and friend. We will miss him very much. Sorry for your loss. Misty & Dan, you will
  14. Guest: Dennis White | Fort Wayne, IN
    Date: May 22, 2018
    Pat was a good friend in high school. He was a very kind, generous man. Pat, Steve Tindall and I took a high school graduation trip to FL and Savannah, GA. It was memorable! It ended with Pat getting a bad sunburn that made riding in a car painful. He couldn't even drive his car so I drove it back from Savannah straight through so he could get home and comfortable. We were young then! Good memories.
  15. Guest: Gary Mundy | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 22, 2018
    Pat was a good friend and classmate. I have many fond memories of our times together. I cannot think of a kinder, gentler man.