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Pocket Presbyterian Church
Monday January 16th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Pocket Presbyterian Church
Tuesday January 17th, 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Thomas Boyd McNeill

Thomas Boyd McNeill, 91, of Sanford peacefully passed away Friday (1/13/17) in his home.  A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pocket Presbyterian Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Family will greet friends following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall.  A visitation will also be held at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home on Monday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. 


He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Bridges McNeill and his 9 siblings.  He leaves behind his special friend Mae Rosser, son John Thomas McNeill and wife Donna, daughter Joyce M. Carlough and husband Don, grandsons Jonathan McNeill and fiancé Ryan Wilkie, Matthew Carlough and wife Katie, Rodney Gaines and wife Amanda, granddaughter Amanda G. Murphy, seven step great-grandchildren and one great grandson and a great granddaughter on the way.  He has many nieces and nephews. 


Tom was known for his generosity to his family, friends and Church.  He cooked many a breakfast for Pocket Church and the Berean Sunday School class.  Keeping his yard trimmed and neat was a task he enjoyed.   He has his own vineyard that he tended and used those grapes to make wine that he gave to all his friends. Those friends included his “gang” at McDonalds where they met every morning and had coffee, breakfast and lots of conversation.  Tom was very active with Woodmen of the World.  Playing cards with his friends was probably his favorite past time, losing not so much though.


Memorial contributions may be made to Pocket Presbyterian Church, 669 Pocket Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27330.



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John, Joyce & Families,. We just received word today (6/14/2017) of Tom's passing. We are sorry that we didn't know about it sooner. We saw it in the Wooden Of The World Magazine.
We extend our deepest sympathy to you.
Tom was a Great Man & will be missed by all that knew him.

James W. & Joyce Bridges, Las Vegas. NV Jun 14 2017 12:00 AM

Heaven gained another bright star . In the past years only got to see him when I would get to go to the McNeill reunion. He loved his family. Always had a smile and will be missed by so many . God be with each of you. A beautiful soul he was.

Cary. NC Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

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With deepest sympathy, The Bernie McNeill Family

Expression of Sympathy Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

Memories bring comfort in times of sadness. I know you have many good ones. Our love and prayers are with you.

Mabel McNeill and families Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

We are both so sorry for your family's loss! Praying God will comfort you and bless you with many special memories.

Garry and Connie Wilkie Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

Joyce and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I know from you what a wonderful father he was. You all are in our prayers.

Frances and John McClain Jan 16 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas McNeill

ONITA W. HOWARD Jan 15 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas McNeill

Sue Lynn Logan Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

Sad to hear of my beloved uncle's passing. He lived a long, full life. Glad I got to visit with him on New Year's Eve. Many wonderful memories of him will always be with me. Praying for peace and comfort for Joyce, John and their families.

Audrey Brake Jan 14 2017 12:00 AM

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