Grey Neely

Obituary of Grey L Neely

Grey Leland Neely, Jr. Olive Branch, MS - formerly of Clarksdale, MS Grey Leland Neely, Jr., 70, who was a retired Consulting Electrical Mechanical Engineer, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at Methodist, Olive Branch. Visitation is Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 12:00 PM Friday, April 23, 2021 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, MS. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements. Mr. Neely loved engineering and followed his dad into the field. He started early working at the Clarksdale Water and Light Dept. during the summers of high school and college. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University, where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC. He went on to get his Masters Degree in Engineering from Union College while working for General Electric in New York. During that time he married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, Nancy Hood. Mr. Neely ultimately started up and ran a successful consulting engineering business for many years. He put in water systems, wells, and power plants all over the Delta just like his father. Mr. Neely retired to Olive Branch. Affectionately known as "Crockett" to his grandchildren, Grey had many interests and loved sharing them with his family and friends. Grey was an avid reader and enjoyed studying and learning about the history of our great nation. He loved participating in rendezvous and re-enactments from the Revolutionary War. He was also a past member of the Noon Lions Club and a former Deacon of the Clarksdale Church of Christ. Survivors include daughter Rose Marie (Craig) Bennett of Olive Branch, MS; sister Terryll (Edwin) Nordan of Greenville, MS; grandchildren Timothy Bennett, Dylan Bennett, Blake Bennett, Brice Bennett, Sierra Bennett, Raistlin Bennett, Tristan Bennett; great grandson Mathew Gray. Preceded in death by wife Nancy Marie Hood Neely, sister Melanie Neely Whitten and parents Grey Leland Neely, Sr. and Margaret Jane Reik Neely
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