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Walter "Leon" Neal

September 29, 1957 — August 23, 2021

Walter “Leon” Neal
63, of Mooresville, passed away on August 23, 2021 at home. Leon was born on September 29, 1957, in Evansville, IN to the late Myrtle and Arthur Neal.

Leon was a hardworking man, who enjoyed the simple things in life. He worked as a truck driver for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and watching the Andy Griffith Show, Gunsmoke and Diners, Drive-ins & Dives on TV.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his siblings Joe, Pete, Ruby, Sarah, Mary, Blanche, and Dorothy.
He is survived by his wife Melissa (Collier) Neal; children Heather Melton, Ashly Neal, Kathy Cooley, Kyle Collier, Nichole Spencer; brothers Charlie Neal, Coral “Smiley” Neal; mother in-law Kate Collier; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

As per Leon’s wishes he will be cremated, and a celebration of his life will take place privately at a later date. Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made in Leon’s memory to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association

Final arrangements and cremation are entrusted to Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Please visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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