Joe Miles Neely
Joe Miles Neely
  • July 23, 1981 - October 1, 2017
  • Wilson, North Carolina

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Joe Miles Neely, Jr.

July 23, 1981 – October 1, 2017

Joe “Miles” Neely, Jr., 36, of Wilson, passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, Wilson, NC, with the Rev. Bob Bergland officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in Asbury Hall, with interment to follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.

First and foremost, Miles was a loving father and son. He never met a stranger. Miles was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, and he was a Tarheel fan through and through. Miles loved his family and many friends, a love which they all returned to him. He will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his daughter, Emma Faith Neely of Frankfort, KY; his parents, Joe Miles Neely, Sr. and Gwen Byrd Neely of Wilson; one sister, Kristen Neely Spainhour and husband, Luke, of Wilson; one brother, Jay F. Neely and wife, Wendy, of Sims; his fiancée, Melissa Marino of Pikeville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, 100 Green St. NE, P.O. Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894 and Boy Scout Troop 6, c/o First United Methodist Church.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to