- 78 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 24, 1937
- Date of passing: Apr 18, 2016
This memorial website was created in memory of Neil Denley, beloved husband, father and friend, who passed away on April 18, 2016.
We invite friends and family to share tributes below.
A memorial service for Neil will be held at 11 am Saturday, April 23, at the address below. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 am.
San Jacinto Funeral Home
14659 East Fwy
Houston, TX 77015
"Neil was a sports enthusiast and not only inspired his daughter Gaye, but also her friend, Michele Rowland - me. Neil, your daughters are the wonderful and Gaye taught me so much. Thank you."
"Uncle Neil.....I hadn't seen you in years, but talked to you occasionally on the phone. You always had a kind word and always made me feel special. There will always be a special place in my heart for you. The world is a sad place without your smile and laugh. Aunt June, Gaye, Lee Ann, love you all and will keep you and our family in my thoughts and prayers. Carol Denley Williams"
"June, I am so sorry for your loss. Although I only met Neil a couple of times it was clear he was a very good man. He was very personable and had a good sense of humor. You will be in my prayers. Much love to you."
"Neil was (is) my uncle. I never saw him without a smile on his face and I remember thinking when I was a little girl that he and my Daddy were giants. Turns out they really weren't but they both have a giant place in my heart. I will miss knowing that my Uncle Neil is on this earth and I know I will see him again on the other side. Much love and hugs to June and my cousins."
"I am sorry to hear of Neil’s passing and my love and prayers go to June and to all who knew him as husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. I only met Neil one time so I was not privileged to be a part of his banter or enjoy the pleasure of his company. However, I believe him to be a very wise, perceptive, generous and caring man. Since I did not know him personally the only way I can tell what manner of man he was was by who he married. I met June when I was 19 and she was and is one of the most caring, loving and generous people I had ever met, so for him to marry her they were twice blessed. What God has blessed will and shall remain Blessed. I will get to know you in Heaven."
"I was in the hospital for awhile and Neil brought me the best stew I have ever eaten to our house. I told my wife Denise Neil is a good man. Cliff and Denise Mccammon"
"Neil and June were our Sunday lunch buddies until the last couple of years when it was too difficult for Neil to sit in a restaurant after morning worship. We miss those times of fellowship and the sincere prayers he offered up before each meal. He made the best taco stew, sweet potato bread and Christmas candy and always shared. We will miss this big man with a huge heart, but are confident we will see him again. With love and sympathy to June & the girls, Jim & Lynette"
"Our Prayers are with June and the girls. He will always be with you,
our love, Cindi, AC and Marlene"
"Neil is my kid brother and will never be gone. The Doctors told Mother his heart was bad and he could not be saved. Boy were they wrong!! I saved his life so many times! Yet this time was out of my reach Jesus wanted him more. I remember our Mother told us to watch out for each other. Some day I will see him again. Love you Bro Just Frank"
"Mom and I send our deepest sympathy to June and the family. I will always remember Neil and his jolly disposition, always joking. One of his loving jokes was every time he saw Mom and would tell her she is older then dirt. You will be missed on earth but Heaven will be a happier place."
"Where to start.... Since we began attending Crosby church of Christ Neil and June have made us feel so welcome and loved complete with giant bear hugs and kisses to the top of the girls heads. Neil was such an inspiration to my faith and that of my family. Deep Christian love and a willingness to quickly confess he wasn't perfect just made Neil so instantly Loved. Best beef stew and cornbread in the universe and even a sniffle would get you a pot, delivered with love and insistence. Walking into church will be different forever as I will miss his never failing greeting and love. Sherry and I and all of our kids will deeply miss Neil. We love you June and are so heartbroken but so willing to help you with anything you need. Heaven got a soul with a huge smile and the warmest hug. Rest well ole buddy!!!"
"I will miss you Neil and all the love you have shown Dan and I!
You were one of a kind! Big man with a BIG Heart! You will have a lot of Company in Heaven! Love you!"
"To June and the girls I will miss Neil very much he was a great man with a great smile"
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