Kenny E. McNeill, age 70, passed away Monday evening, March 13, 2017 at his home in Nashville.
He was born on June 28, 1946 in Louisville, Mississippi, to the late Glover and Erlene (Parks) McNeill. Kenny was a 1964 graduate of Louisville High School and went on to earn a B.S. in Botany, M.S. in Plant Pathology and his Ph. D in Plant Pathology/Weed Science all from Mississippi State University.
Kenny was honorably discharged from United States Army and Army Reserves as a Major. He retired in 2006 from Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis after 31 years of service. Kenny was a member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church. He will be remembered as a simple man who loved his family and enjoyed playing on his family farm in Brown County.
Kenny is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jane E. (Smitherman) McNeill, whom he married on August 28, 1977 in Starkville, Mississippi. He is also survived by his children, Doug (Erin) McNeill of Greenwood and Michele (Mike) Batt of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Cole McNeill, Lucy and Alex Batt; and a brother, K.M. (Charlene) McNeill of Madison, Mississippi.
Kenny was preceded in death by a brother, Dale McNeill.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. A private graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Vern Snyder at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Kenny to the American Cancer Society: 5635 West 96th Street Ste: 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Condolences may be made to the McNeill family at www.meredith-clark.com.
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