Neal Alderman Cagle, Jr. was born in Selma, North Carolina, the son of Neal Andrew Cagle, Sr. and Challie Long Cagle, on October 19, 1931, and departed this life on October 13, 2018, in Myrtle, Missouri, at the age of 86 years.
He was united in marriage to Nancy Crabtree on September 26, 1958, in South Carolina and they spent sixty wonderful years as husband and wife.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Cagle of the home in Myrtle, Missouri; five children, Penny Wicker of Myrtle, Missouri, Challie Frealy and husband, Mike, of Thayer, Missouri, Anderson Cagle and wife, Alana, of North Carolina, Genevieve Robinson and husband, Jason, of West Plains, Missouri, and Jonathan Cagle and friend, Mary, of Myrtle, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren, including one special granddaughter who helped care for him, Karissa Houts of Springfield, Missouri; several great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Neal and Challie Cagle; two infant siblings; his brother, Howard; and four sisters, Myrtle, Jean, Annie and Virginia.
Neal was a Veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country for three years, five months and two days.
Mr. Cagle was a Christian and of the Holiness faith. He was an avid reader, and read many books from his own library. He enjoyed reading and studying his Bible daily and listening to sermons on the radio.
He was a carpenter, building a home for his family as well as making many keepsakes and souvenirs for family and friends.
He will be remembered as deeply devoted to his family, a good friend and neighbor. Neal will truly be missed by all that knew him.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Rose Hill Cemetery, near Thayer, Missouri.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc in Thayer, Missouri.