Shelby Gene O’Neal – Obituary

By  | August 31, 2017 | Filed under: Akins Funeral Home, Obituaries

Shelby Gene O’Neal, 80-years-old, passed away Aug. 28, 2017, at the Cottage of the Shoals.

Visitation was Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, from noon-1 p.m. at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, Alabama. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. in Akins Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Dan Darracott and Brother James McCoo officiated. Burial was in Franklin Memory Gardens.

Mr. O’Neal was born March 25, 1937, in Franklin County, Alabama to William Thomas O’Neal and Annie Prince O’Neal. He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant daughter; his sisters, Joyce O’Neal, Dorothy O’Neal James, Marjorie Allen, and Faye Tubbs; and brothers, Roy Ford O’Neal and Jimmy O’Neal.

He is survived by a daughter, Judy Moore (Kenneth); two sons, Donny O’Neal (Suzann) and Ronnie O’Neal (Shannon); one sister, Joann O’Neal Allison; five grandchildren, Matthew O’Neal, Cassidy O’Neal, Libby O’Neal, Luke O’Neal, and Kaitlyn O’Neal; and one great-grandchild, Brayden O’Neal.

Pallbearers were Harold O’Neal, James Tubbs, David McKinney, Luke O’Neal, Jimmy McKinney, and Denver O’Neal.

A special thanks to Cottage of the Shoals who, through the years, became like family and Alacare Hospice.

Akins Funeral Home is assisting the family

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