James Leroy Neill, age 62, of Newport, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019.

He loved his family more than anything, especially his soul mate and wife of nearly 30 years.

He had a passion for riding motorcycles which started at a young age with his brothers and continued into his life riding with his wife and adult children.

He is survived by his parents John and Geraldine Neill of West Point, Illinois; wife Peggy Neill of Newport; sons James (Amy) Neill of Hannibal, Missouri and Ben (Robyn) Burnett of Newport; daughters Laurie (Mark) Frese of Conroe, Texas and Barby (David) Wulff of Columbia, Missouri; brothers Richard (Donna) Neill of Warsaw, Illinois; Gerald (Barb) Neill of Taylor, Texas; and Eldon (Holly) Neill of Camden, Ohio; sisters Christine (Robin) Robbins of Kansas City, Missouri and Carol Shoopman of West Point, Illinois; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4:00–5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Manes Funeral Home, 363 East Main St., Newport, TN 37821.

A memorial service will follow on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in the Manes Funeral Home Chapel.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Manes Funeral Home