Bobby Gene Neal passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 78 years on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 10:30 AM at Focal Pointe Fellowship.
Bobby Gene was born on April 17, 1939, to Thomas Quitman (T.Q.) Neal and Ruby Rachel (Norman) Neal in Levelland, Texas. He is survived by three brothers, J. E. Neal and wife, LaVey; Bill Neal and wife, Chris; Sam Neal and wife, Betty; two sisters, Sue Russell and husband, Ray; and Doris Neal. His parents preceded him in death as did his brothers, Kenneth Neal, Ben Neal and T.Q. Neal, Jr. and his sister, Joy Neal Wright.
On April 17, 1993, Bobby married the love of his life, Barbara (Kidwell) in the Maxey Park in Lubbock, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Sue Neal; daughter, Gyna Cole and husband, Davyd; Two sons, Don “Seb” Neal and wife, Kellie; Robert Eugene Neal; Two step-sons Darwin Barnett and wife, Ivette; John Allen Barnett; and step-daughter, Quilla; granddaughters, Gretchen Lopez and husband, Jay; Hillary Miller, Aryn Smith, Kacy Smith Abram and husband, Doug; Carly Smith; Giovanna Scott and husband, Zane; Bridgette Speary and husband, Zeb; Nicole Hernandez and husband, Luis; Amy Force and husband, Albert; Emily Sue Blankenship-Menchaca and husband, Tyler; and Erica Barnett; five grandsons, Sean Barnett; Grady Barnett; Randy Barnett and wife, Maria; Derek Barnett, and Matthew Barnett.
Bob loved his wife and family. He cherished spending time with his brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to travel and spend time hunting, fishing and camping in the great outdoors across the country.