Neal McInturff

Neal Rodney McInturff

Wednesday, November 5th, 1947 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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Neal Rodney McInturff, 72, resident of Springfield, MO, went to be with his Lord at 11:52 am Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Mercy hospital.
Neal was born in Casper, WY on November 5, 1947 to Calvin Neal and Dorothy (Sturdevant) McInturff.
He graduated from Central High School in Springfield, MO in 1965.
Neal served his country during the Vietnam war in the United States Air Force. He was a Jet Mechanic advancing through the ranks from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant. He served his first tour April 9, 1966 to January 2, 1969 and a second tour from January 3, 1969 to December 7, 1972.
After the Air Force, Neal was employed by the Medical Center for federal prisoners in April of 1973 until November 1, 1990 where he became owner and operator of two business, Mac’s Small Engine Repair Service and American Trenching Service. He decided to return to the Medical Center for federal prisoners on September 15, 1996 to June 30, 2001 where he retired as a Maintenance Worker Supervisor.
Neal was a Christian and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Brookline. He was a Sunday School teacher for many years. He was baptized on May 7, 1989.
Neal married Patricia (Simmons) on April 11, 1990. He has two daughters from a previous marriage and he gained a son from this union.
Neal was a perfectionist and a visionary. He had the ability to fabricate most anything he could think of. Neal had a wide range of knowledge from building construction to machinery with a very high mechanical aptitude. He loved the outdoors. Mowing and working on his property gave him great joy.
He was preceded in death by his father Calvin on March 25, 2010 and his mother Dorothy on October 2, 2006.
Neal is survived by his wife Patricia, two daughters, Melissa Pinion and her husband Paul, Kimberly Spyres and her husband Randy Blaukat and his son Andy Simmons and his wife Briana. Also surviving are his six grandchildren, Allyson, Owyn, Kamea, Elliot, Harper and Elijah; a brother Ronald McInturff and his wife Myrna of Yukon, Oklahoma along with many other family and friends.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Services for neal will be 11:00 am Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Brookline Baptist Church under the care of Greenlawn Funeral Home East. Interment with full military honors will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday, December 2, 2019 in the funeral home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, December 2nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Greenlawn Funeral Home East
    3540 East Seminole
    Springfield, Missouri 65809
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    Brookline Baptist Church
    2044 S State Highway MM
    Springfield, Missouri 65802
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    Pastor Ron Melton
  • Interment

    Missouri Veterans Cemetery
    5201 South Southwood
    Springfield, Missouri 65804
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Chuck and Debi Melton

Posted at 01:35pm
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Gregory Schieffer,Aileen,Phil&Andrew

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Our Love is Great. But none can match Gods Love for you!
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Cindy & Rick Crossland, Carly and Kirk

Posted at 11:53am
Kim, we’re so sorry for your loss and praying for you to find comfort and peace in the wonderful memories you have of your Dad
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Cathy LoCollo

Posted at 11:25pm
Patricia and the McInturff Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Rodney's passing. He was such a sweet person and will definitely be missed by all who knew him. God has blessed Neal and Dorothy with his journey to heaven and now they can be together forever. May you find peace in your hearts and may God Bless all of you.

Cathy & Mike LoCollo and the Lombardo Family

Posted at 02:42pm
I will miss my wonderful cousin Rodney we had wonderful times growing up he was a good Christian man and was a good example for us all sorry we tease you so much when you were little but we had a great time love you to the bottom of my heart.

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