Neale was born February 15, 1925 in OKC to Elmer F. Brown and Alice (Wadley) Brown. Neale grew up in OKC and attended OKC schools graduating from Classen High School. He joined at the US Navy at the age of 18 and served as a Gunners Mate onboard the USSin the Pacific Theatrefrom 1943-46. He handled the heavy powder charges for the guns and this ship received 8 Battle Stars. Neale was an active member and Deaconof The First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City.Neale was preceded in death by his parents, daughters, Cathy Deane Ratchford, Teresa Ann Kaufman; grandchildren, Cross Davis, Jane Ratchford; and brother, Dean Brown. He is survived by his wife Ann; son-in-law, Jim Kaufman; grandchildren, Justice and husband Tom Davis, Amber and husband Johnnie Wood, Jason Ratchford and wife Shannon, Riann and husband Robbie Hobson; great-grandchildren, Deann, Joseph, and Rowdy; nephews, Ron Brown and Dan Brown; cousins, Shelia Brown and Phil Brown; and a host of other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to the Legacy of Care Fund at First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. A celebration of life will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at the Louise Pichard chapel at the First Baptist Church of OKC.