Joel Lee O’Neal

Published 10:01 am Monday, July 9, 2018

Joel Lee O’Neal, 42, of Cooleemee, died on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Wilkesboro.

He was born in Rowan County on Sept. 4, 1975, and was a graduate of Davie County High School, Class of 1997. He attended the First Baptist Church of Mocksville.

Survivors: his mother, Lynne L. Vogler Ijames; and a brother, Eric Thomas O’Neal (Melissa), both of Cooleemee; 2 uncles; 2 aunts; several cousins; and special friends, Shirley Sellers and Gary Redmond.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas E. and Jamie Kerley Vogler, and a nephew, Evan Thomas O’Neal.

A celebration of life service was conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Davie Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Shane Young officiating. Friends were received one hour prior to the service. Burial was in Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee.