Robert E. McNeill, 88, of Pittsboro, N.C., passed away on August 25, 2022, at the Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC following a short illness.
“Bob” was the son of the late Joseph Hubert McNeill and Alma Whitfield McNeill. He was born in Waycross, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanne Truitt McNeill of Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, N.C.; his two daughters, Cynthia McNeill King (David) of Durham, N.C., and Andrea McNeill Pyle (Christopher) of Ashburn, Virginia. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Julia King, Isabella King, Emma Pyle, and Evan Pyle, as well as his sister-in-law, Dolores McNeill. He was preceded in death by his brother Joe McNeill of High Springs, Florida. Bob attended the University of Florida where he was on the swim team. He also was a jet fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War, retiring as Major after serving 22 years. After his military career, Robert served as CPA and tax auditor for the State of Florida. He was known for his kind, gentle spirit and instilling the importance of education in his children and grandchildren.
The family will gather on September 24th, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. for a committal service in High Springs, Florida, officiated by Rev. Greg Waltermire where his remains will be buried next to his parents and brother.
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve the McNeill family.