MSG (Ret) Joseph O’Neal, Jr., US Army, 54, of Carlisle, passed away
on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. He was born on October 15, 1960 in Waterloo,
IA, a son of the late Joseph O’Neal, Sr. and Lucy M. (Booker) O’Neal.
Joe was a 1979 graduate of the West High School in Waterloo and shortly after began his military career which spanned
more than 26 years. He retired as a Master Sergeant in 2005 and earned many honors and awards.
Since his retirement, Joe has been employed at the New Cumberland Army Depot. He attended the USAWC
Memorial Chapel at Carlisle Barracks. Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting and most of all his loving family.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 31 years, Lucille V. (Evans) O’Neal,
one daughter, Tia R. O’Neal and one son, Joseph D. O’Neal, both of Carlisle, two brothers; Jimmy O’Neal
and Willis (wife Jerenda) O’Neal, both of Waterloo, IA, two sisters; Lucille O’Neal of Robbinsdale, MN and Fredrine
Booker of Cedar Rapids, IA, three grandchildren; Nalyana O’Neal, Miya O’Neal and Cece Etter, his father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Tasker and Marilyn Evans, his sisters-in-law; Linda Sanders and Karen (husband Landy) Flowers and a host
of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A viewing will begin
at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 followed by the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. in the USAWC Memorial Chapel at Carlisle
Barracks. SGM (Ret) Bishop Willie Courtney, US Army will officiate the service. Interment
with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. Ewing Brothers
Funeral Home, Carlisle is in charge of the arrangements.
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The earth is
the Lord's and the fullness thereof, it speaks of His greatness and it sings of his love. It whispers of mysteries we
can't comprehend, of a beauty where life has no end.
With the deepest of sympathy in our hearts, we the O'Neal
Family of Waterloo Iowa would like to extend our heartfelt condolences.
The ravages of time cannot be stopped:
yes, outwardly we perish everyday but inner strength of heart can be renewed by trusting in the Lord to Light our way.
May the Lord heal your broken heart and mend your soul with the presence of His peace.
" I will
turn their mourning into gladness: I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow".
Please Know you are in our hearts and prayers
Ike and Mary Lynell O'Neal Buchanan
My deepest condolences to you my dear friend. I recall
being in your wedding what a happy happy day it was for ALL of us. Dear friend, may the Lord comfort you, may you feel his
loving arms supporting you. May He be your counselor and provider.
Lucille, My heartfelt condolences goes out to you and your family. May the Lord comfort
you in this difficult time and the days ahead.
Dear family and friends, I just a few moments ago
read of the departure of Brother Joe, precious friend and co-laborer from our days together in the Ministry to the Military
in Heidelberg, Germany. I remember and treasure his GREAT FAITHFULNESS to the work of the Lord and is support of his pastor
and love for his church. I dont think I ever visited the MTTM center in Eppelheim without be greeted by the smiling face
of Brother Joe O'Neal. I was thrilled to learn that Bishop Willie Courtey, his pastor while in Germany, was scheduled
to speak at his memorial service. This is so appropriate. My deep condolences to Bro. O'Neals family. We pray that the
Holy Spirit will supernaturally comfort you in your loss and the reality of knowing our precious Brother O'Neal has been
promoted, cannot be touched by suffering and is forever rejoicing in the Presence of our Lord will motivate you to be ready
when our day comes. Thank you Brother Joseph O'Neal for your great love and kindness to me, to your family and to the
lives of the many soldiers you touched over the years. Dr. Robert A. Moore, Intl. Director, Ministry to the Military
Blessings to you Sis Lucille and your Family. Please
know that Scotty and I are praying for your peace and strength through these tough times, but want you to know that we know
how much Brother Joe loved you and those kids. He was a great example of husband, father, friend and christian. He has ran
an awesome race and now is receiving his reward in heaven.
We love you, Tia, Joe and grands.
Sis Charles & Travantha Miller
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