George Ervin McNeil, age 86, of Millers Creek, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional.

He was born November 29, 1932 in Wilkes County to Joseph Clyde and Ruby Huffman McNeil. George was a US Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict. He was a member and deacon at Cricket Baptist Church. George was a mechanic and loved restoring antique cars and making new friends. Mr. McNeil was preceded in death by his parents; several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Ella Jean Glass McNeil; daughter, Debra Pendry and spouse Reggie of North Wilkesboro; sons, Rodney McNeil and spouse Tina, William McNeil all of Millers Creek; grandchildren, Travis McNeil, Kandis Fogleman and spouse Cy, Will McNeil; brothers, Bob McNeil and Fred McNeil; sisters, Shirley Myers, Martha Bauguess; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 at Cricket Baptist Church with Pastor Randall Millsaps, Rev. Robert Webb, Pastor Jamie McGuire, Rev. Sherrill Wellborn officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Cricket Baptist Church from 11:00 until 12:30 on Monday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Cricket Baptist Church.

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