Retired from Marshall Co,
s. "Buck" Neely, 75, of R.D. A4 -Box 49, Apr A-3, Cameron, W. Ca.,
died at 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999 in Wheeling Hospital,
Wheeling, W. Va.
born March 27, 1924, in Marshall County, W. Va., a son of Samuel and
Violet Workman Neely.
Mr. Neely was a member of Big Run Christian Church.
He was retired from the Marshall Board of Education, was an Army veteran
of World War II and a member of Cameron American Legion Post 18.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Lohr Neely; four sons, Larry of
Maineville, Ohio, Robert of Cameron, Danny of Springfield, Ohio and
Kenneth Neely of Shepherdstown, W. Va.; stepson, Arthur Gray
of Springfield, Ohio; three sisters, Jo Ann Strait of Jackson,
Mich., Wanda Courtwright of Waynesburg and Ramon Cook id Washington;
a brother Samuel Neely of Cameron; 11 grandchildren and 10 great
Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA, Thu, Apr 15, 1999]
[courtesy of Carol Neely Patterson)
Grave marker for Warnard S..Neely in Big Run
Cemetery, Big Run (Marshall county), West Virginia.
Warnard registered for
the draft in Cameron, WV on 30 June 1942 and was inducted into the
Army at Clarksburg, WV on 11 June 1943.
On 14 July 1944, as
the regiment was rebuilding strength after the Normandy campaign,
Pvt Neely was 1 of 342 enlisted men assigned to Service Company,
508th PIR. The men were immediately transferred to various
companies throughout the regiment. Warnard was assigned to
In October 1944, Pvt
Neely was wounded in action when he was struck in the back by
artillery shell fragments. He was treated and released to duty that
On 20 January 1945 he
was promoted to Pfc.
He was discharged on
27 April 1946.
decorations include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device awarded for the Holland campaign and Airborne