May 16, 2021

Mr. William Joe O’Neal

Mr. William Joe O’Neal, of LaGrange, passed away on December 16, 2020.

He was born in Franklin, Georgia on May 26, 1938 to the late Otis and Elizabeth O’Neal.

In addition to his parents, Mr. O’Neal is preceded in death by his brothers, Otis O’Neal Jr. and his wife Lois and Aubrey O’Neal and his wife Alice; his nephew, Barry O’Neal.

Mr. O’Neal was a devout member of Grace Baptist Church. He served in many roles within the church, including time spent as a Deacon, a Sunday School Teacher, and serving as the Church’s first Choir Director.

He served our Country with honor in the United States Army.

Mr. O’Neal had successful careers working 26 years for Playtex and 12 years for Duracell. He was also a decorated athlete, having played semi-pro baseball for a number of years earlier in his life.

Mr. William Joe O’Neal is survived by his wife, Lucille Bryan O’Neal; his children, William Todd O’Neal (Cindy), Patrick O’Neal (Brandie), and Cindy Sani (Brian); his grandchildren, Jacob O’Neal and Casey Sani; his nieces, Donna Snyder (Curt) and Trudie Snyder; his several great nieces and nephews.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as they make their way through this very challenging time.

The graveside funeral service will be held at Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11 AM. Pastor Donnie Benefield will officiate the service.

The family will accept flowers, but also suggest that donations be made to Grace Baptist Church, 3731 W Point Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240, in honor of Mr. William Joe O’Neal.

Higgins Funeral Home at Hunter Allen Myhand of Lagrange is in charge of the arrangements.

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