White Sulphur Springs– Leo Joseph O’Neil – This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. We rejoice today that God has taken Leo, a beloved husband, our loving father and granddaddy, cherished uncle and treasured friend to be with Him and his entire family in heaven.
Leo Joseph O’Neil, 93, of White Sulphur Springs passed away at home Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Leo was born Mar. 5, 1924, in Covington, VA, to the late Paul Peter and Nellie Marie McCarthy O’Neil.
Mr. O’Neil served with the United States Marines in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a life-long and devoted member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in White Sulphur Springs. After 40 years of dedicated service Leo retired from The Greenbrier. He managed the Old White Club during the Big Band era and was loved by the many guests and respected by the employees he managed. He had the distinct ability to make a person feel that he or she were the only one in the room.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Christopher Michael Deviney; his sisters, Mary Elizabeth O’Neil Robinson, Nancy Katherine O’Neil Mullen and Margaret Rita O’Neil Huff; and brothers, John Raymond, Paul Thomas, Cornelius Vincent and Dennis Francis O’Neil.
Leo is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Nadine, his children and their spouses, Allyson O’Neil Deviney of Greenville, SC, Pamela Marie Aide (Richard) of Ronceverte, Brenda Anne O’Neil of White Sulphur Springs, Christi Margaret O’Neil Lynch (Henry) of White Sulphur Springs; four surviving grandchildren, Richard Matthew Aide of Austin, TX, Patrick Duane Deviney (Lacie) of Greenville, SC, Morgan O’Neil Lynch of Morgantown and George Joseph Lynch of White Sulphur Springs; and three great-grandchildren, Nora Allyson Deviney, Neely Anna Deviney and little Grey Nadine Deviney.
A celebration of Leo’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Friday, June 30, in White Sulphur Springs.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with rosary following visitation.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the devoted O’Neil nieces and nephews, especially Karen Huff and to our loving uncle Bill Huff for their constant care and support.
A heartfelt thank you to Leo’s caregivers, Ellen Cochran and especially to Julian Burns. Not only was Julian a caregiver, but he became a loyal friend. His help and devotion was invaluable and because of him Leo was able to enter into rest at his home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Greenbrier Valley Hospice, 223 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV, 24901.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home of Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting wallaceandwallaceFH.com.