Wilmer L. "Gert" McNeely Jr, age 93

Wilmer L. "Gert" McNeely Jr, age 93, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Ashford Place.


Born July 9, 1927 in Shelbyville he was the son of Wilmer Lloyd McNeely  and Hazel (Nellis) McNeely. He married Juanita (Freese) McNeely on May 29, 1952 and she survives.


Other survivors include children- Rick McNeely (wife Debbie) of Greenwood, Randy McNeely (wife Sheila) of North Carolina, Ryan McNeely (wife Patti) of Greenfield; 9 grandchildren- Christina, Sarah, Brandon, Tyler, Connor, Parker, Alexandra, Sam & Maya; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 4 brothers & 1 sister.


Mr. McNeely had lived in this area his entire lifetime and was employed with GE/Wellman's in management for 37 years, retiring in 1992. Wilmer graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1946, was a member of First Baptist Church for 80 years, a member of Shelbyville Masonic, Eagles, Moose  & Elks Lodge.


Gert was an avid Purdue fan. He enjoyed playing cards, playing golf, which he continued to play 

up through his 80's, and loved his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who

were his greatest joy.


Private family funeral services will be observed. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

No visitation will be observed.


Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.


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