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Elkon (Dick) Neil, 87 of Lakeland, FL passed away peacefully February 17 at his home surrounded by his family.  


He was born June 25, 1932 in Corsica, PA, the son of David E. and Eva B. Neil.

Mr. Neil graduated from Clarion-Limestone High School and  Penn State University.   

He joined the Army Infantry Division in 1952.   

He went to work as an Electrical Engineer in Hyattsville, MD after leaving the Army.  He retired from CAE after almost 30 years as Vice President of Field Engineering.

In 1992 he moved to Littleton, NC and  in 1993-1994 taught at Halifax Community College.  

In 1984 he married Violet Thompson who survives. 

Also surviving are two Sons, David Neil of Dubois, PA and Donald Neil and wife Sherry of Iron Station, NC; and one daughter, Robin Marks and husband Robert of Apollo Beach, FL.   

Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Kirkpatrick of Knox, Pa and Linda Young of Deltona, Fl. as well as numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one daughter, Susan Sullivan of Littleton, NC.   

A memorial Service will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church in Littleton, NC. on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Prior to the service, visitation will be held and lunch will be served from 11:00am-12:30pm, in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 136 Calvary Church Road, Littleton, NC 27850 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at hockadayfs.com

Arrangements for Mr. Neil are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.