Vernon Jean Neal, 65, of Pioneer, passed away May 24, 2013, at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nellie Lamb Neal.

He enjoyed farming and loved spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by special cousin, Edward Lay of Pioneer; friends: Debbie Lay, and Francis Bruce, both  of Pioneer; several cousins, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted May 30, at Straight Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence Carroll and Rev. Ricky Sharp officiating. Interment followed at Allred Cemetery.

Martin Wilson Funeral Home of LaFollette had charge of arrangements.