James Russell Neal
January 9, 1953 - December 29, 2011
James Russell Neal, born Jan. 9, 1953 in Ft. Campbell, Ky., passed away Dec. 29, 2011 in Payson, Ariz.
He was a five-year Payson resident. He moved to Payson from San Diego, Calif., where he worked as the property manager of a flower and plant nursery.
Mr. Neal spent 23 years in the U.S. Navy working staff duty on four carriers in four squadrons and earning two Navy achievement metals.
He is survived by his mother, Ann Neal; his sister, Diana L. Neal; his brothers, William R. and wife Irene Neal, Michael J. and wife Edeen Neal, Paul A. and wife Tammy Neal; and seven nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7 at The Church of the Holy Nativity, 1420 N. Easy St., Payson.
The Neal family asks that contributions in Mr. Neal’s memory be made to Hospice Compassus of Payson.