A celebration of life for Cecil Ray O’Neal, 81, of Lewis Center, OH, formerly of Gahanna, will be 10:00a.m., Monday, July 1, 2019 at Ladusau-Evans Chapel officiated by Deacon Tony Crispo officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
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Cecil was born on Mar 10, 1938, in Columbus, OH. The son of Raleigh and Lena (Koehn) O’Neal and step father Albert Stratton. He passed on June 22 2019 peacefully at home listening to his Reds. He was married to E. Joyce Carman and was employed by Commercial Motor Freight and C.F. for over 45 years and a loyal teamster Local 413. He also worked for over 20 years at the Columbus Dispatch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Jimmy Dale and sisters Betty Ellen O’Neal and Margie Wright, brothers Raleigh Harvey O’Neal Jr and Ernest “Buster” O’Neal. Survivors include his ex-wife, two sons Timothy Ray O’Neal of Galena and Jeffrey Allen O’Neal of Lewis Center, both graduates of Gahanna. He has 3 grandchildren, Loren Nicole O’Neal, Madison Brooke O’Neal and Erika Grigsby, two sisters, Vi Douglas of Enid and Cleva Beelendorf of Gahanna, a brother Robert O’Neal and wife Joan O’Neal of Enid. He had 3 great-grandchildren, Kallie, Aspen and Eden O’Neal, numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family & friends!
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