Howard James Neal, loving and devoted father and brother, passed away at the VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, December 2, 2018. He was 68. Howard was born in Eureka, California on May 17, 1950, to the late Minnie Ceclia and Charlie Neal. He previously worked as a heavy equipment operator and most recently as a security guard. He was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Howard enjoyed life, family, many friends, and playing pinochle. His good soul and genuine love for playing with children will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.
His memory will forever be treasured by his loving daughter, Margarita Holman (David), grandchildren, HannaRae Holman, Manuel Holman, Willie Holman, David Holman, Angelaya Bailey and Ajayla Bailey, sister May Sharon Haughton of Sacramento, brothers Charles Neal of Warner Robins, Georgia and Raymond Neal of Sacramento and several nieces and nephews. Howard was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mamie L. Greenfield, and Cecil L. Neal.