Ellis O'Neal

September 21, 1941 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 80)



Wiley Ellis O’Neal Jr, age 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 10, 2021, at his home in Sparta, TN surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born to the late Wiley Ellis O’Neal Sr. and Vione Acord O’Neal on September 21st, 1941, in Edwight, WV. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Vione O’Neal and siblings, Colleen, Ivan, Ruth, and John. 

He is survived by his Loving wife of 58 years, Jo O’Neal and four children,  

daughter, Tammy Sells (husband Ricky) of Madison, AL., 

son, Mike O’Neal (wife Vanessa) of Sparta, TN, 

son, Greg O’Neal (wife Michele) of Sparta, TN,  

and son, Jonathan O’Neal (wife Jen) of Crossville, TN. 

He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and brothers Larry and Paul O’Neal. 



Funeral services will be Sunday, December 12th , 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Eastland Cemetery. Officiating will be done by the family and Brother Jack Chadwell. 

Visitation will be Sunday, December 12th, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home. 

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December 12, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thurman Funeral Home LLC
44 North Main Street
Sparta, TN 38583

Funeral Service
December 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Thurman Funeral Home LLC
44 North Main Street
Sparta, TN 38583

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