Earl Leroy Neer Jr, age 83 of Coffeyville, KS passed away on November 29, 2016 at Windsor Place.
Leroy was born on October 14, 1933 to Earl and Myrtle (Pedwell) Neer in Liberty, KS. He attended rural Liberty schools and graduated from Labette County High School in 1951. While in school he met the love of his life, Anita Robison. The couple was united in marriage on June 6, 1954 at the Parsons First Baptist Church. Leroy was drafted in the United States Navy where he served until the unexpected passing of his father when he was honorably discharged to return home to care for the farm. The couple was blessed with four children, losing one in infancy. In addition to farming Leroy was a machinist. He was employed by Continental Can Company and Funk Manufacturing where he retired after 25 years of dedicated service. Leroy was an avid sports fan but had a true passion for baseball, coaching his children's little league team for several years. He enjoyed hunting and had a true love for antique tractor pulls and spending time with his grandchildren. Leroy was reserved, a man of few words but very dependable and honest
Those left to honor Leroy's memory are, children Mike Neer, his wife Susan of Edna, Marty Neer of Coffeyville, and Sandy Manners, her husband Galen of Parsons, brother Charles "Chuck" Neer, his wife Beth of Stanton, VA, grandchildren; Monica Price, her husband Shon, Christine Robinson, her husband Luke, Levi Manners, and Lane Manners. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Anita, and infant son Mitchell Wayne Neer and a sister Wilma Thurmond.
Funeral services will be held on December 2, 2016 at 1:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas. Interment will follow at the Richland Cemetery, in rural Angola, Kansas. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Thursday December 1, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association and they may be left in care of the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com