Gregory (Neal) Neal York, 67, passed away on February 6, 2023. Neal was a loving and generous boyfriend, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He loved each and every one of his family and friends and shared a unique bond with each of them. He loved his family and spending time with them. He especially loved his sons, grandsons, and his Nita the love of his life of 17 years. He provided them with guidance, support, encouragement, inspiration, knowledge, and above all LOVE. He treated everyone with respect and dignity. He had a great sense of humor, loved music, and had a broad range of tastes, he enjoyed outdoor activities, such as boating, water skiing, scuba diving, and white water rafting. He loved riding his Harley and took many long trips roaring across the country. He especially loved it when friends and or family could go along. He loved old cars and restoring them. He enjoyed feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. He enjoyed traveling to new places and collecting windchimes along the way. He was a humble man who gave generously and anonymously to many local and various other charities. He did not want recognition, just to help those in need. He ran a world-renowned company alongside of his uncle, David York and they were best known for producing the best collimators for Nuclear Medicine Scans. They were number one in the industry worldwide.
Neal is preceded in death by his parents Richard “Dick” York and Wilma “Tootie” York, several aunts and uncles, and Son Robert Anthony “Tony” York, Brother- in -laws Greg McNelley, and Mark Eriksen. Neal is survived by:
Spouse Nita Michael
Son Vincent York & Spouse April
Grandchildren Ashley, Randy Jr. & Taylor, Caleab Cox, Whitney Williams & Aaron, Jonathen Miller, Matt Maxfield, and a host of great-grandchildren
Anthony & Susie Meredith York
Stepchildren Brooks & Carly Michael, Preston & Angela Michael & Children Kayden, Isaiah, and Natalie Michael, Parker, Peyton, and Paige Michael
Siblings Patti & Mark Eriksen(Deceased), Don & Pam York, Julie & Greg McNelley(Deceased), Chuck York, Fred & Janell York.
Bonus Sons Ike Duvall
Fur babies Truman, Bean, and Scar Face
Visitation: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel
Celebration of life: 5:00 PM, Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel
In lieu of flowers please make donations available to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Knoxville area Rescue Ministry (418 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917)
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I will miss your sense of humor and miss messages of FB. Send my condolences to the York family and cousins. TILL WE MEET AGAIN….