Lyle Ray Nealon, 74, passed away at his home with his beloved family by his side on Friday, October 30th, 2020. Lyle was known for his love of bluegrass; he picked the banjo with a skill that stemmed from years of careful devotion to his craft and, of course, a touch of natural talent. He enjoyed the outdoors – cutting hay and tending to his cattle with a humble admiration that only comes from one with a true reverence for the land and the creatures in it. Lyle also deeply loved his family, Chevrolet trucks, and tractors. His family and friends will dearly miss him. He was greatly loved by his family who will continue to love him for the rest of their lives. He is preceded in death by his father, Houston Nealon, and granddaughter, Rita Lynn Nealon. He is survived by:
Wife of 55 years: Iretta Nealon
Mother: Novalee Nealon
Sons: Doug Nealon (Angela)
Bradley Nealon (Ramona)
Daughter: Cheryl Oran (Jason)
Grandsons: Joseph Nealon (Montana), Jacob Oran, and Joshua Oran (Lacey)
Granddaughters: Mary Ann Sexton (Jake) and Laura Melton (Levi)
Great-granddaughter: Hadley Oran, all of Rockwood, TN.
Other survivors include many cousins, loved ones, and friends
The family will meet on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at the Mt. Vernal Baptist Church Cemetery in Rockwood, TN for a graveside service at 4:00 pm ET with Bro. Jamie Nelson and Bro Wayne Nelson officiating. We can draw comfort from Hebrews 4:16: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Lyle Ray Nealon.