Obituary for Joseph Larry McNeill, Sr. of Carthage

Joseph Larry McNeill, Sr., age 73, of Carthage, died Sunday, January 16, 2022 at his home with his family and dogs by his side.

Born on January 28, 1948, in Moore County, he was a son of the late Joseph Neil and Lucy Mae Nall McNeill. 

Larry was a truck driver during his working days. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother: Darrell McNeill and sister: Sylvia Jean McNeill. 

Larry is survived by his wife: Carolyn Shepley McNeill of 52 years; son: Joseph Larry McNeill, Jr. and wife Tish of Norwood; daughter: Crystal Krieger and fiancé Kenny Wilkes of Carthage; sister: Priscilla Bray of Bennett; grandchildren: Kristian and fiancé Wil Poplin, Devan, Hailey and Ashlyn. 

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 2 PM at Fairview Baptist Church with burial to follow at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. The family asks that anyone attending the service, please wear a mask. 

Following the service, the family will gather at the Carthage Rock Building on McReynolds Street. All are welcome to stop by and visit. 

Online condolences may be offered at

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the McNeill family. 

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