John Michael Neeley

Born on January 4, 1956

Departed on May 18, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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John Michael Neeley – Age 64, passed away on May 18, 2020 in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Neeley is preceded in death by his son, Sean Neeley, mother and father, Frank and Jane Neeley, and brother, Patrick Neeley.
Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lynne E. Neeley; children, Jennifer Arledge, Kristen Neeley, Ryan Neeley; daughter-in-law, Lisa Neeley; brothers, Vincent Neeley (Joan), Tim Neeley (Meg), Frank Neeley; sisters, Pam Gregory. (Teddy), Theresa Lawrence (Tony); sister-in-law, Toni Neeley; 8 grandchildren, Cameron, McKenna, Westin, Micah, Mason, Cruz, Cason, and Cara.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m .on Friday, May 22, 2020 at St. Henry Catholic Church, 6401 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN. Everyone attending the funeral Mass for Mr. Neeley will be required to wear a mask in the church. Burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alive Hospice.

12 Comments to John Michael Neeley

  1. Pam Kimbrough
    May 20, 2020 12:34 pm

    My condolences to Mike’s wife Lynne, to his family, and his loved ones. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

    It was an honor to work with Mike for the past few years. When I approached his desk it was because there was a problem that needed a resolution. He always had a smile for me and promptly addressed the issue at hand. Mike was that guy that you knew you could count on to solve a problem. He excelled in customer service. More than that, he was a friend. When I lost my son last year, there was no greater friend at the office. He spoke from his heart and shared wisdom that came from his life experiences. I never told him how much I valued his presence at the office, but I tell you now that he will be dearly missed.

  2. Nichola Davies
    May 20, 2020 3:11 pm

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
    I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Mike for a couple of years and he was a such a good person with a great sense of humor. Mike was very well respected by everyone. But more than that, he was well liked by everyone. He was always fun to be around. Everyone enjoyed working with him and appreciated his hard work and dedication. He will be missed.

  3. Shannon Smith
    May 20, 2020 3:15 pm

    My condolences to Lynne and family. I’m very sorry for your loss. It was a great pleasure working with Mike these past 3 years. He was a good friend and always cheered me up whenever we spoke. I loved talking with him about Notre Dame and Vanderbilt football or stories of old Nashville. I’m a big Alabama fan and he used to rib me about the 1973 sugar bowl and point to his picture of Coach Parseghian on his office wall. That was a hoot! He was a class act and a huge help with any issues related to work. I will miss him a lot. God Bless You All during this time.

  4. Wanda Harris
    May 20, 2020 4:40 pm

    My deepest condolences to Mike’s family. Mike was a cool guy. He use to arrive at work real early and get the good parking spaces. He use to take naps in his car (I thought I was the only person that did that). His presences was monotone and kind. He was huge part of our office. We depended on him as our go to guy in accounting. He will be truly missed by all that encountered him. God Bless!

  5. Joyce Dykes
    May 20, 2020 5:13 pm

    I am truly saddened to hear of Mike’s passage from this life to his next. I will really miss calling him “John” when I show up to ask a question that I know will irritate him (just to give him a heads up that I was going to get on this nerves). I really enjoyed his sense of humor (rivaled my own) and I appreciated all of the assistance that he was always willing to provide to help me in improving (especially when I told him that I would be happy to wait until he was free). Needless to say, we had a great time badgering each other. I am really going to miss him. Every time that I think of him, I will remember his answer to my question of what he would like for me to pick up from the Kroger store for him (as I was going to walk there to pick up some lunch items). He should have never said sardines (I brought him one of every type of sardines on the shelf – just to teach him a lesson – I am sure that he shared them with his cat). Mike was a really great man with a heart of gold. He will be missed.

  6. Sharon Jordan
    May 20, 2020 8:15 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to Mike’s family. I was and still am in the state of shock since hearing of his passing. Mike was a very sweet and dear man. Since we both arrived at work very early, we would always have a chance to talk about life in general and work. I am truly going to miss our morning talks. Whenever I had a work related issue, regardless of what it was, he was kind enough to help in any way possible. He had that “Johnny Carson” type of humor when telling jokes, very dry, but in his delivery, was very funny. I used to tease him as we were walking across the street to the parking lot to go home, “that for an old man, you sure can walk fast!” Even though his work down here on earth has come to an end, eternally, it is just now beginning. Needless to say, he will be missed by many who knew him. Rest in Peace my friend! May God continue to bless his family and give them peace in their time of sorrow.

  7. Raymond C Brackman
    May 21, 2020 10:16 am

    So saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. Mike and I graduated in the same class at Father Ryan.
    Great guy. Prayers for Lynne and the entire family.

  8. Everett Woods
    May 21, 2020 11:00 am

    My deepest commiseration to Lynn and family. I’ve only worked with Mike for a little over a year as his Co-worker; however, he made me feel right at home the first day I started working for the department. He welcomed me to the team, shared a lot of his business knowledge, experience, and wisdom in accomplishing our tasks. He would talked a lot about strategies, football, wrestling, baseball, but most of all, how proud he was of his grandchildren. He shared pictures with me of his family and especially his grandchildren with a big smile! It was an honor to have worked with Mike and watch him demonstrate the attributes of compassion, commitment, dedication, and kindness to everyone he encountered. You will be sorely missed Mike, rest in God’s peace my friend.

  9. Janet Watkins
    May 21, 2020 1:48 pm

    I am so sad to hear of John’s passing. He was such a kind soul. He was always willing to help me when I had questions and did it in such a helping comforting way.

  10. Tim Higdon
    May 22, 2020 5:18 am

    I am so Sad to hear about Mike. He was a true friend to everyone and will be greatly missed by all. My thoughts and prayers go to Lynne and the family.

  11. Kim Morrow
    May 22, 2020 9:41 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I enjoyed talking to Mike and listening to his perspective on things. He was very intelligent and always told me like it was. I really admired his wisdom and honesty. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing Mike with us these last few years. We were lucky for sure.

  12. Mary Elam
    May 22, 2020 2:41 pm

    Rest in peace, Mike. You will be greatly missed at TDOE.

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