Neal was a hard worker and he enjoyed woodworking and cabinet making. He enjoyed playing guitar, Sudoku, watching sports and westerns, especially Gunsmoke. Most of all, Neal and Naomi loved their family and they will be missed by all who knew and loved them.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 65 years, Naomi Sears; two brothers, Dale Sears and Howard Sears; as well as his two sisters, June Sears and Coral Sears.
Neal is survived by six children, Charlotte Kunz and husband Steven of Omaha, Arkansas, Jim Sears of Omaha, Arkansas, Debbie Walker and husband Johnny of Green Forest, Arkansas, Eva Walker and husband Arlis of Green Forest, Arkansas, Rebecca Groves and significant other Rick Robison of Ridgedale, Missouri, and Leslie Gagliardi and significant other Ivan Wilkins of Omaha, Arkansas; twelve grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held 1:00 pm Monday, January 9, 2017, at Bible Baptist Church, Burlington, Arkansas, with Bro. Bill Schaffer officiating.