James “Lee” McNeill, age 78 of Glendon died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
A native of Harnett County he was a son of the late Cleve and Ruth (Byrd) McNeill. Lee served briefly in the US Army and worked for 28 years with Riley Paving as a Foreman.
He was a lifelong softball player playing in several different leagues usually as the pitcher. He had a strong faith and deep love for his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Martha Paschal McNeill; children Tara Perkins (Jerry) of Carthage, Carrla Hussey (Mark) of Westmore, Terry McLean (Lea) of Pinehurst, Gail Matthews (Jay) of Carthage, Tim McNeill (Susan) of Carthage; sisters Judy Angell (Bob) of Sanford, Janet Black (Gary) of Raleigh, Jean Patterson (Danny) of Broadway; brother Roy McNeill of Lillington; grandchildren Whitney Bennett (Justin), Stephanie Garner (Justin), Lauren Albright (Ben), Erica Hammond (Chad), Jessica Powers (Greg), Brooke McLean, Crystal McLean, Joseph Hussey (Catelyn Sheffeild), Caleb Hussey, Ethan Hussey, John Perkins, Carlee Perkins and Seth Perkins; 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Fair Promise United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Tom Hallburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Fair Promise United Methodist Church, 567 River Rd., Robbins, NC 27325, or to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the McNeill family.
Online condolence may be made at PinesFunerals.com.