|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1979, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 2011|
This memorial is being created at 11:15 AM on December 20, 2011 for Delmer after checking FAG to make sure no other memorial has been added for him.
Curry Funeral Home Obituary
December 20, 2011
Mr. Delmer Eugene McNeil, Jr., age 32, died Monday, December 19, 2011 at The Med in Memphis. He was a member of Three Oaks Chapel.
Delmer played baseball for Dyersburg High School from 1994-1998. In 1998 he was named Tennessee District Player of the year and First Team All-State. He played for the 1998 Memphis BFI Tigers. Delmer played for Jackson State Community College (1998-2000) and University Tennessee Martin (2000-2001). He coached the Full Count Falcons and Dyersburg Dixie Youth Baseball. He was a mentor to countless youth sharing his love of baseball and life with tireless energy and passion. He was the founder of Full Count Baseball Academy where he taught baseball and softball fundamentals of hitting, pitching and fielding. He was also a hitting device creator and inventor, always looking for ways to improve the game he loved better.
Funeral services will be at 1 pm Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Three Oaks Chapel conducted by Reverend Bill Phipps. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Michael Alley, Todd Winchester, Jason Sullivan, Tristan Sipes, Floyd Halterman, Jr. and Eddie Sims.
The McNeil family will receive visitors Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the church,
Survivors include his wife Hannah Wright McNeil, his son Delmer Eugene "Tripp" McNeil, III, his parents Delmer Sr. and Anita McNeil, his sister Meagan Sipes and husband Tristan, all of Dyersburg, his brother Trey McNeil of Bowling Green, KY, his grandparents Gussie McNeil Marlow and husband Bob of Salem, IL, Larry & Helen Sullivan of Kinmundy, IL, Aunts and Uncles Keith McNeil and wife Tammy of Salem, IL, Lawain McNeil and wife Pam of Cincinnati, OH, Shannon McNeil and wife Debbie of Mt. Vernon, IL, Rhonda Hanson and husband Mark of Centralia, IL, Nieces and Nephews, Christian Halterman, Claire Halterman, James Scott Halterman, John Houston Hollingsworth and Scarlett Hollingsworth.
He was preceded in death his grandfather, Delmer Roy McNeil.
The family requests memorials be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229
Online condolences are available on our website- www.curryfuneral.com
Dyersburg State Gazette
November 15, 2011
Father and son injured in fire in Finley
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A father and his son were injured in a fire that took place on Sunday afternoon at a house on Joshua Circle in Finley.
Dyer County Fire Chief James Medling said the fire was reported around 3:20 p.m. and the Finley and Lenox fire departments responded.
When units arrived at the residence they were met with a house that was fully engulfed in flames and quickly went to work to extinguish them.
Medling stated before fire crews arrived, Delmer McNeil II, 32, went inside the burning house and carried his 5-year-old son out. Neighbors attended to the father and his son until first responders arrived.
"The folks were already out of the house and neighbors were trying to comfort them until an ambulance could come and treat them," said Medling.
Medling added that both McNeil and son received burns that required them to be flown to Memphis by AirEvac. McNeil was flown to the Med while his son was flown to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Medling said he believes the son had to be later flown to Cincinnati, Ohio for further treatment.
Fire crews remained at the residence, which Medling said was a total loss, until 5:30 p.m. to make sure the flames were completely out. Investigator Phillip Barton with the Dyer County Sheriff's Department is investigating the cause of the fire.
"We believe the fire was accidental and we are looking closely at a gas grill, but I can't hang my hat on it as to whether that was definitely the cause," said Medling.
Two benefit funds have been set up locally to aid the McNeil family.
Residents may make donations at both Security Bank and First Citizens National Bank.
Residents may bring donations to any Security Bank branch in Dyersburg, Newbern, Trimble or Trenton. Checks may also be mailed to: Security Bank, C/O McNeil Fund, P.O. Box 525, Dyersburg, TN 38025.
Donations to the First Citizens account may be made to any teller at any branch.
Plot: Section 74 Lot 124
Created by: D & J Cloninger
Record added: Dec 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82192661
God Bless You, Your Family and Loved Ones. Rest In Heavenly Peace.^(-.-)^|
Added: Dec. 20, 2011
Delmer, may you rest in peace! You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. I know your son is fighting to recover from the fire that claimed your life.|
D & J Cloninger
Added: Dec. 20, 2011