James Lindell O’Neal, 91, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his residence in Des Moines, WA. James was born on Dec 7, 1926, in Rogers, New Mexico, the son of James and Fay (Cooley) O’Neal.
After graduating from high school, James served our country as an MP in the US Army. He married Grace Dalton in 1950, and began his career of 30+ years in the construction industry.
Sport fishing, fly-tying, camping, and traveling were activities dear to his heart, but woodworking was his favorite hobby. He could carve and whittle wood for hours; making lovely gifts for the people that he loved.
James is preceded in death by his wife, Grace; a son, Phillip O’Neal; a daughter, Karen Smith; and his three brothers, Everett, David, and Otis O’Neal.
He is survived by his daughters, Billie Wilson, Margaret Wingert, and Linda Dart; his son, James O’Neal; 6 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and many others that love and miss him very much.
James’ family would like to thank the amazing, caring staff at Wesley Home Care Center, and also the staff at Sticklin Funeral Chapel for their kindness during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Seattle Children’s Hospital, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005
A Celebration of Life will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 12th, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1490, 32618 Railroad Ave, Black Diamond, WA. Come join us for a time of food, friendship, and memories.