Joseph Lockhart Neel, 60, of Cartersville, died February 27, 2019, unexpectedly of heart complications.
He was born July 25, 1958, in Cartersville to the late James Monroe Neel Jr. and Frances Neel Maxwell.
Survivors include his sister San Neel Hammond (Rob) of Mentone, AL; two brothers, Jay Neel of Marble, NC, and Dan Neel (Mollyshannon) of Lakewood, WA; five nephews, an Aunt, Pam Maxwell Carpenter and numerous cousins and family members.
After attending Miss Marilu's Kindergarten, he was a 1976 graduate of the Cartersville School System and graduated from UGA with a BS degree in Agronomy. He was a Horticultural Specialist and owned a Landscaping Business. Joe left his footprints in many gardens... as well as his touch upon the souls of all he met, "an old soul" himself, he was.
He was a member of the Church of Ascension in Cartersville, where he served as an acolyte.
Having grown up on the family farm, he had a love of the outdoors. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, kayaking, hiking, water and snow skiing. It has been said that he was half fish. Joe had a lifelong passion for music and Jeopardy. Most of all he loved his many friends of all ages and walks of life.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials for Joe can be made to:
Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation,
The Church of Ascension
205 W Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville, GA 30120.