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“I am saddened by Wayne's passing with joy that He is now in the presence or our lovely Lord. My heartfelt condolences to you Loretta our Wayne will...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: RICKY HEINRICH - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

“We are so saddened to hear of Wayne's passing! He was such a great neighbor and friend with a servan's heart. We hold so many great memories of our...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Cathy Sikora - Battle Creek, MI

“We who had the privilege of calling Wayne Neil our friend, are saddened to hear that God has called him home but we're thankful that he is no longer...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Esther Munster - Battle Creek, MI

“My best memory about Wayne was when I would get home from work and my hubby, Larry Carr would tell me that Wayne had stopped by that day. They had...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Roz Long - Battle Creek, MI

“Sorry for ur loss to the family of Wayne Neal ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Diana Shafe justice - Grand lege, MI

“My condolences to family and friends I worked with Wayne at Battle Creek Eaton co and was later a customer. He was a honest and kind person and would...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Groat - Battle creek, MI

“Wayne was so sweet and kind. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! My husband and I will be praying for the entire family. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Eden Goff (Dukeman) - Tulsa, OK

“Wayne lived next door to my family at Lee Lake and was one of the nicest guys anyone could ever be. Wayne & his brother Doug were part of a group of...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Linda & John Vinkle - Lake Wales, FL

“Wayne was a good friend, a good businessman and a truly wonderful person.He did all the HVAC work when my husband and I built our house. We could...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Marlene Heflin - Battle Creek, MI

“Wayne was always kind and so very good to me and my family. He will be missed . You will all be in my prayers. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy Miller (Stephens ) - MI

“Our heartfelt condolences to the Neil family. Although we never had the fortune of getting to know Wayne, we continue to hear what a wonderful,...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Wes Middlebush - Battle Creek, MI

“Wayne and Doug were a big part of my childhood. I will always think of Wayne when I think of growing up at Lee Lake. There is no one with a bigger,...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Canaday Anderson - Marshall, MI

“Years ago I went to a party @ Nancy Westcott's. I had a flat tire. Wayne jumped right out of his vehicle along with Loretta, and had it fixed so...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jim and Joan Hoffman - MI

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Clarence "Wayne" Neil, 74, of Battle Creek went to be with the Lord unexpectedly due to cancer complications at Bronson Battle Creek on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Wayne was born December 19, 1943 in Monroe, Michigan, the son of Neldon R. and Dorothea Alice (Stafford) Neil. He was a 1963 graduate of Springfield High School. Wayne first worked briefly for Grand Trunk Western Railroad, then was employed at Eaton Corporation, retiring when it closed. In 1978, he then joined his father at Neil's Heating & Cooling, which Wayne was currently operating.

Wayne was united in marriage to Loretta Lee Gould on March 19, 1976 at Family Altar Chapel. Surviving are his wife, Loretta; three daughters, Joél (Bill) Hendrickson of Lake Mary, FL, Naomi (Harry) Plushnik and Christina (Walter) Williams, both of Battle Creek; a son, Matthew (Neidy) Carr of Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, Celeste, Christopher, Olivia, Pandora, Kyle; a sister, Betty Jean (Paul) Brannan of Branson West, MO; a brother, Douglas (Susan) Neil of Hendersonville, NC and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and their families. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Douglas Hall; and father and mother-in-law, Gaylord and Esther Gould.

Wayne attended First Assembly of God. He was always working and always helping others. He never met a stranger and had a great sense of humor. He will be remembered as generous and willing to help anyone. He truly had a servant's heart.

Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at First Assembly of God, where services to celebrate Wayne's life will follow at 2:00 p.m. Dress will be casual. A committal service for Wayne's family was held at West Pennfield Hicks Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Wayne Neil to Latin American Child Care (LACC), Class 70, El Salvador #4742581, 3728 W. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802 / online at; or to First Assembly of God, 800 S. 24th Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015.

Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at

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Hicks Cemetery (Pennfield Township)

21761 M-66 North Battle Creek, MI 49017