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Gerry "Big Red" Ray Neeley

1956 - 2021


Fort Mill – Mr. Gerry Ray Neeley, known by many as Big Red, 64, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Atrium Health Mercy, Charlotte, NC.


The family will receive friends 1:00 pm Monday, April 12, 2021, at Glenrock Baptist Church and a funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm the Rev. Gene Flack officiating. 


 Mr. Neeley was a son of Billy Ray Neeley and the late Mary Ann Neeley.  He was a retired police officer from the Fort Mill City Police Department.  He also owned and operated the G & M Cleaning of Fort Mill.  He was a graduate of Fort Mill High School and was a Letterman football player.  He briefly attended Carson-Newman University.  He was an avid fan of Professional Wrestling and the Miami Dolphins. He was a member of Glenrock Baptist Church, Fort Mill, SC.      


Surviving in addition to his father; is his son, Travis Neeley.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Melissa Lynn Adams Neeley.


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David Pressley

April 16, 2021 1:29 PM


I almost came by to see you when I heard about all of your unfortunate issues.... However I kept putting it off to,”maybe later.”
That’s how it goes. Just wanted to say to your family that I often think back to our childhood when things were simple... like you and I talking on those GI joe walki-Talkies when we were supposed to be in bed... or getting a snowball cone and I really Ioved it when your Daddy would take us fishing.
I am sorry for your family’s loss.
See you soon man.


Brandy Gibson

April 9, 2021 3:42 PM

Travis and family, We are very sorry to hear about Red’s passing. We have lots of fond memories of your dad. . We pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely with love, Randy and Brandy Gibson

Michael Minor

April 8, 2021 7:23 PM

He was like a good friend and loved his pro wrestling
Michael Minor

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