2013-05-02 / Obituaries

George J. Neville

GLENDALE, Ariz. – George Julian Neville, born April 15, 1940, in Manistique, Mich., the son of the late Lloyd and Alice Neville (Thivierge) died at Banner Thunderbird Hospital on Friday, April 19, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz., at the young age of 73 after an extensive battle with cancer.

George graduated from Manistique High School in 1958. After graduating, he married his high school sweetheart, Marie Lancour, on Sept. 5, 1959 and joined the Air Force. While in the Air Force he was a Crew Chief on the T-33. He also worked on the F-102, F-106, and F-4. Later in his career he was aircraft maintenance management of the F-15, B-52 and KC-135. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant from Luke AFB at 49 years old after 30 years of service.

After his retirement he held a variety of different jobs such as delivering donuts, delivering phone books, working at ABC Sand & Rock with his son-in-law Lance Salo and working at the post office. He also tried out as an extra on the movie “Waiting to Exhale.” He loved bowling, shooting pool, horseshoes, playing darts and hanging out with family and friends before he got sick.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Marie (Lancour) Neville of 53 years; two sons, Ronald Neville and Michael Neville; and his twin daughters, Kari (Neville) Bell and Kim (Neville) Salo; and a wonderful legacy of 20 grandkids and eight great-grandkids who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his middle child, William Neville; and his brother, David Neville.

His wittiness and sense of humor will truly be missed by his family and friends. As his son, William, always used to say, “Love ya….mean it.”

A memorial service will be on Saturday, May 4, at 1 p.m., at Kari and Guy Bell’s home at 5304 W. Willow Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bestfuneralservices.com.

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