John “Jack” George Mc Neely, 89, of Alexandria, VA passed away on Saturday Nov. 3, 2018.
Jack was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 27, 1929. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Lillian Mc Neely and a sister Mary McNeely.
Jack is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Louise Long Mc Neely of the home, his four children Mark McNeely of Alexandria, Maggie McNeely Ziemann and husband Norbert of Alexandria , Rosemary Mc Neely Keenan of Hampstead, NC, and Daniel Mc Neely and wife Teresa of Warrenton, VA, 8 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren.
Jack served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.
Jack was a mountain of a man who loved the outdoors, hunting and camping with his boys and fishing and walking in the woods. His biggest hobby was woodworking and reading. He was a tinkerer, saw a need and would make something out of the things he had on hand. His go-to unfailing repair tools were coat hangers and duct tape. He had a booming Irish voice that could be heard in the next county. When he spoke, people listened.
He absolutely adored his wife and kids and would do anything for them. Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren were an awesome gift in his eyes.
A memorial Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, VA on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10am, followed by interment at Quantico National Cemetery, at 12:00pm.