McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


June 5, 2014

Derick Allan McNeil

Derick Allan McNeil, 19, of McAlester, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in


Wake services will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Chaney-Harkins

Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at East Star Baptist

Church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester. Funeral

arrangements are under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of


Born May 3, 1995, in McAlester, he was the son of Andrew McNeil and

Sondra (Beck) McNeil Johnson. He graduated from McAlester High School

with the Class of 2014 on May 23rd. He was a member of the Color and

Winter Guard.

He enjoyed cooking, singing and dancing. He hoped to be a chef.

Survivors include his mother, Sondra Johnson and husband, Steve, of

Hartshorne; brothers and sisters, Shena Harrison, Tina Harrison, Tony

McNeil, Antwan Harrison, Andrew Harrison, Christina Finamore, and

Kevin Meeks, all of McAlester, and Tanner Beck, of Ada; maternal

grandfather, Joe Beck and wife, Linda, of Dow; aunts and uncles, James

McNeil, of McAlester, Alice Cross, of McAlester, Marcella McNeil,

Omaha, Neb., Amanda Few, of McAlester, Melissa Brooks and husband,

Gary, of McAlester, Ricky Beck and wife, Terry, of Savanna, and

Shannon Nichols and husband, Johnny, of McAlester, and best friends,

Daryan Gragg and Levi Gilmore, both of McAlester.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew McNeil; paternal

grandparents, Thomas McIntosh and Cledith McNeil; maternal

grandmother, Patricia Beck; aunts, Belinda McNeil and Norma Stevens,

and, uncle, Thomas McIntosh Jr.

Memorials may be made to Derick McNeil Memorial Fund at BancFirst,

McAlester, OK, 74501.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Meeks, Matt Meeks, Matt McNeil, Devyn

McPhaull, Jordan White, David Martin and Michael McBride.


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