Jerry H. McNeill, 91, lifelong resident of Nederland, died Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. He was born March 28, 1931, and was the retired owner of McNeill Insurance Agency, Nederland.
Jerry attended Lon Morris Junior College, Jacksonville and returned to Nederland where he was an active and devoted member of his community during his lifetime. He served as Nederland’s first volunteer Civil Defense Director, now known as Emergency Management, for forty-two years. Jerry was also active in the former Gulf Coast Civil Defense Association, a charter member and past president of the Mid-County Noon Optimist Club, and a life-long member of First United Methodist Church, Nederland.
Survivors include his brother, Jack G. McNeill and wife, Kelly, of Houston; children, Anna C. McNeill and Jim McNeill of Nederland; granddaughters, Ashley McNeill of Nederland and Morgan Sauceda and husband, Jonhy, of Orange; grandson, Jordan McNeill and wife, Cara, of Port Neches; and niece and nephews, Dawn McNeill; Rhine McNeill; Jeff McNeill and wife, Sandra, of Houston; Brad McNeill and wife, Yvette, of Merida, Mexico; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Tripp, and Payton Jane McNeill, all of Port Neches.
He is preceded in death by his wife of sixty-two years, Bennie Jane McNeill and parents, Nettye Maye and James H. McNeill.
A gathering of Mr. McNeill’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 10, 2022, at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, with Reverend Dr. Douglas Caldwell officiating.
Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. McNeill may be made to the Mid-County Noon Optimist Club Scholarship Fund, 2646 Grand Boulevard, Port Neches, Texas 77651.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
- 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
- October 9, 2022
- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
- 100, Block St, Port Neches, TX, 77651,
- October 10, 2022
- 2:00 pm
Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy for the McNeill Family. Prayers for comfort and healing.
I grew up knowing all the McNeills but I knew Jerry and Ms. Bennie best. They will be missed by their familey but also Jerry is a great loss in the community. May God comfort all of the family during this time of loss.
Jerry was truly one of a kind. He was a true gentleman and Tony and I loved to visit with him, go out to eat but most of all gambling with him and Joann Haltom. We had such a good time learning all about Nederland and it’s growth. He knew everyone and everything! He didn’t realize how special all those moments and memories would one day become,Heart prints that would become our treasured memories
I will never forget the countless times I walked across the street from the office to listen to the wisdom and experience you would impart to me on the porch. You were a man that recognized and appreciated hard work and right actions. I remember how I always felt better about life in general when I’d leave you. The entire Nederland community will miss you, as well as I, myself. Enjoy the great beyond Mr. Mc! I’ll see you there one day.
My condolences go out to the McNeill family. Jerry was one of a kind.