Robert E. O’Neal, 72, Farmersburg, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on
Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care,
Terre Haute. He was born on Dec. 14, 1948, in Greencastle, to Marion
E. O’Neal and Francis (Higgins) O’Neal.
He graduated from Greencastle High School and was a 12-year veteran of
the U.S. Army 38th Infantry, served in Vietnam and received a Purple
Heart for his bravery. He was a truck driver after being discharged
from the military.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles O’Neal.
Survivors include his wife, Joanna D. O’Neal, Farmersburg, whom he
married on June 22, 2019; daughters, Misty Holcomb, Wasilla, AK, and
Laurie Anne O’Neal Walker, Greencastle; grandchildren, Elley Lane and
Cody Walker; brother, Gerald O’Neal, Brownsburg; sisters, Janice
Jackman, Greencastle, and Karen Rosson, Illinois; and several nieces
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218
South Meridian Street, Jasonville. Visitation is scheduled from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Services are Saturday,
June 26, 2021, with Cindy Buskirk officiating. Interment will be at
Peavey Cemetery, Howesville, with military graveside rites.