Rural-Sunset

Bobby Edward O’Neal

January 13, 1933 ~ February 14, 2022 (age 89)

Obituary

Bobby Edward O’Neal, 89, of Hinesville, GA, passed away peacefully of natural causes on February 14, 2022.

Bobby was born January 13, 1933 in Glennville, Tattnall County, Georgia; the fourth of five children of Raymond O’Neal and Veda Holland O’Neal.  

Bobby graduated from Glennville High School.  He joined the US Army where he reached a rank of Sergeant before being honorably discharged.  After the Army he went into the insurance sales business before transitioning to the fire department on Ft. Stewart.  Bobby also owned and restored apartments in Hinesville as well as building multiple homes in the area.   Bobby and his late wife Jackie were members of the First Baptist Church Hinesville for more than 50 years, while occasionally attending services at Westside Baptist Church. Bobby served as a deacon along with many other duties over the years for the church.  

The true love of his life was his wife Jackie.  Bobby and Jackie were married March 7, 1953. His devotion to her was always strong, but never more evident than in their later years as she struggled with dementia and he took care of her for as long as he possibly could.  

Bobby was an avid fisherman who spent many days off the Georgia coast fishing with friends and family.  He also enjoyed many days playing golf at Cherokee Rose and other courses in the area.  He believed in being a good neighbor and was always willing to help a neighbor in need.  

Bobby is survived by his sister Lettie O’Neal Ray; three married children, Diane O’Neal Wheeler and her husband Larry Wheeler of Tampa, FL, Randy O’Neal and his wife Crocetta (Scaccia) O’Neal of Madisonville, LA, and Michael O’Neal and his wife Amy (Player) O’Neal of Alpharetta, GA; and four grandchildren, Zachary Wheeler, Jason O’Neal, Luke O’Neal, and Erin O’Neal.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond O’Neal, brothers Henry O’Neal and Billy O’Neal, and sister Betty O’Neal McGowen.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Flemington. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Roy Brougham officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 pm at Pigott Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 12764 Cecil Nobles Hwy, Ludowici, Georgia 31316.

Mr. O’Neal’s funeral services will be live-streaming through the funeral homes Facebook page.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers that donations may be made to The Cure For Alzheimer’s Fund.

Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home in Flemington is in charge of arrangements.

 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bobby Edward O’Neal, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Friday
February 18, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home Chapel
1822 East Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313

Funeral Service
Friday
February 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home Chapel
1822 East Oglethorpe Highway
Hinesville, GA 31313

Committal
Friday
February 18, 2022

3:00 PM
Pigott Branch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
12764 Cecil Nobles Hwy
Ludowici, GA 31316

© 2022 Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility