Wiley Ellis O’Neal Jr.

Sept. 21, 1941-Dec. 10, 2021


Wiley Ellis O’Neal Jr., 80, passed away peacefully, on Dec. 10, 2021, at his home, in Sparta, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. O’Neal was born Sept. 21, 1941, in Edwight, West Virginia, to

Wiley Ellis O’Neal Sr. and Vione Acord O’Neal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Vione O’Neal, and siblings, Colleen, Ivan, Ruth, and John.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jo O’Neal; four children-daughter Tammy Sells (husband Ricky) of Madison, Alabama, son Mike O’Neal (wife Vanessa), of Sparta, son Greg O’Neal (wife Michele), of Sparta, son Jonathan O’Neal (wife Jen), of Crossville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Larry O’Neal and Paul O’Neal.

Funeral service was 1 p.m., Dec. 12, 2021, at Thurman Funeral Home, with burial in Eastland Cemetery. Bro. Jack Chadwell officiated.

Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.