Paul D. O’Neal


Funeral services for Mr. Paul D. O’Neal will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Eld. Garry Drennon officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-8 PM and Tuesday after 11 AM at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. O’Neal, age 82 of Lebanon passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Lebanon Health & Rehab.

Born May 11, 1939, in Norene, Tennessee, he is the son of the late Roy O’Neal and Louise Jones O’Neal Woodall. He attended school at Norene, Watertown, and graduated Lebanon High School in 1957. He drove a Sunbeam Bread truck for thirty-eight years and was known as “The Bread Man” in Wilson County. He attended the Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” Jackson O’Neal; mother of his children, Nancy Lowery, and a grandson Aaron Ricketts.

He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching them play ball and scouting. He was a member of the Hardees Breakfast Club and enjoyed going to the Waffle House in the afternoons. He enjoyed watching old westerns.

He is survived by children: Sherry O’Neal, Steve (Kimberly) O’Neal, Kelly (Russ) Hendricks, Nancy Ricketts, and Keith (Nelson) Bradley-Wilkerson; five grandchildren: Paul Elliott Graves, Stephen O’Neal, Kevin (Erika) O’Neal, Marcie O’Neal, and John Hendricks; two great-grandchildren: Charlotte O’Neal and Trent Ricketts; two sisters, Katie Beadle and Nadine Schklar; two brothers, Royce (Lynda) O’Neal and Melvin (Cheryl) O’Neal; several nieces and nephews; and his friends at Hardees and Lebanon Waffle House.

Pallbearers: Paul Elliott Graves, John Hendricks, Kevin O’Neal, Stephen O’Neal, Marcie O’Neal, Trent Ricketts, and Connor Ragsdale.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Peyton and staff at Tennessee Oncology, Kindred Home Health, and Lebanon Health & Rehab.

Memorials may be made to Sherry’s Hope.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142


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