PENDERGRASS - Paul James Neese, Jr., 75, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2012.
A native of Morgantown, W.Va., he was the son of the late Paul James Neese Sr. and Helen Cronin Neese. He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Neese. Mr. Neese was a retired custodian with the Jackson County School System and also a veteran of the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Smith Neese, Pendergrass; children, Patricia Pineda, Pendergrass, Joseph Neese, Commerce, George Neese, Jefferson, Deborah Terry, Hoschton, and Jeanette Smith, California; brother, Ed Neese, W. Va.; sister, Naomi Neely, California; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchi9ldren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at his residence.
Online condolences may be made at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.