B. W. "Bugg" McNeely, age 86, of Pineola, North Carolina passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC

He was born on April 17, 1931 in Avery County, North Carolina, a son of the late Willie A. McNeely and the late Selma Greene McNeely. Bugg attended Lees-McRae until he was called to serve his country in the United States Navy. He proudly served during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home he went to work at Broughton Hospital in Morganton. Bugg enjoyed spending time in his garden and raising Christmas Trees on his farm, as well as spending time playing basketball and football. He spent 25 winters in Florida where he enjoyed fishing and playing shuffleboard.

Having strong faith in his Lord and Savior, he was a member of the Pineola Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 40 years. BW enjoyed singing gospel songs in the church choir.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ethel Cuthbertson; .
BW leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife of 62 years, Teena Vance McNeely of the home; his daughter, Debbie and Duane Kuykendall of Hickory; grandson, Jason and Miriam Kuykendall of Concord; great granddaughter, Charlotte Kuykendall; nephews, Bill and Diane McNeely of Elk Park, Creedy and Dinah Cuthbertson of Newland; sister-in-law, Peggy Travison of Stanley; a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for B.W. "Bugg" McNeely will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 beginning at 7:00 pm from the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Duane Kuykendall, Rev. Rufus Biddix, and the Rev. Lonnie Barnes officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:30 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home
Family, friends, and pallbearers will gather at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning to go in procession to the Pineola Cemetery for Military Honors to be provided by the Pat Ray Post of the VFW.
The family would like to offer their thanks to the Nurses and Staff of Medi Home Hospice and to the members of the Pineola Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Medi Home Hospice PO Box 1357 Newland, NC 28657 or to the Pineola Baptist Church PO Box 248 Pineola, NC 28662.
Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the McNeely family by visiting our website www.rsfh.net
The care of B.W. and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
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