Funeral services for Arthur Elijah Nealy, Jr., 74, of Fairview Alpha, LA will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Davis Springs Southern Methodist Church with Bro. Wayne Spears officiating and Bro. Olan McLaren assisting. Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Davis Springs Southern Methodist Church. Funeral services under the direction of Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home, Coushatta, LA.
Mr. Nealy was born July 22, 1945 in Campti, LA and passed away May 15, 2020. Arthur loved his family and friends with all his heart and always made sure that they were cared for. He had a passion for drag racing and was an excellent mechanic. He was a true pillar of his community. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew him and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur E. Nealy, Sr.; mother, Cloteal Nealy; and brother, Dewey Glenn Nealy, Sr.
Mr. Nealy is survived by his wife, Rose Nealy; two sons, Kevin Darrell Nealy, Sr. and wife, Hope and Bud Nealy and fiancee’ Sunni Lewis; one daughter, Angie Gaar and husband, Douglas; one sister, Valerie Nealy; six grandchildren, Laura Nealy Keith and husband, Justin, Darrell Nealy and wife, Brittany, Hogan Nealy and fiancee’ Madison, Jordan Nealy, Bentley Nealy, and Kaylie Simon; four great-grandchildren, Brock, Riley and Nealy Kate Keith, and Aniston Nealy; two nephews, Duggie Nealy and wife, Shack and Troy Gardner and wife, Michelle; two nieces, Trenna Mundy and husband, Calvin, and Kratina Fletcher; and special daughter, Rhonda Guin and husband, Gerald and his children, Hunter and Garrett.
Pallbearers will be William Brown, Hogan Nealy, Darrell Nealy, Troy Gardner, Duggie Nealy, and Adam Jarnagin. Honorary pallbearers will be Red Giddings, Payton Freeman, Justin Keith, Landon Gardner, Red Robinette, Mike Martin, Bubba Byrd, Lamon Keiffer, Pat Murray, and Lenny Hendrix.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to doctors at Christus Coushatta Health Care Center and Connie Mabile and staff of Mabile’s Pharmacy, and special nurses at Christus Highland, Haley McCartney, Hollie McCullough, and Korie Faust.