James William “Mack” McNeil, 80, passed away at his home last night, Jan. 28, 2020 at 11:37 p.m.
He was born on March 6, 1939, in Davidson Co Tn (Nashville), on Highway 100 near Pasquo. He attended Bellevue HS and married Peggy Wilkerson McNeil over 61 years ago. He worked for Buick Motor Co. for over 50 years. Mack loved to farm, garden, work outdoors and work on cars. He was the strongest, kindest, cleverest, most forgiving man his family has ever known. He lived with his family in White Bluff since 1964 when he was 25. He had been at home under hospice care since May 2019. We are heartbroken he is gone, but we know he is not suffering any longer.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy McNeil; children, Nicky McNeil (Lisa) and Melissa Brown (Donald); grandchildren, Brett Cathey, Ryne McNeil, Natalie Brown, Nathan Brown, and Eian Brown; sister-in-law, Jo Ann McWilliams; brother-in-law, Carl Gilbert; nephews, Robin Russell, Scott Hall and Jeff Wilkerson; nieces, Lori Hardin, Tina Kelly, Holly Semmes, Sherry Spears and Vickey Russell; his friends and good neighbors, and his loyal friend, BP. Thanks to all that have been asking about and checking in on him.
He is preceded in death by his father, William “Penny” McNeil; mother, Norma Tucker McNeil; brother, Lanny McNeil; and sister, Sylvia Jean Russell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Active and honorary pallbearers will be: Donald Brown, Nathan Brown, Eian Brown, Natalie Brown, Brett Cathey, Ryne McNeil, Robin Russell, Scott Hall, Oscar Martin and Carl Gilbert.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.