Robert "Bud" Lee McNeely, 76, of Arkadelphia, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Stella Manor Nursing Home in Russellville, Ark.
A son of Alfred and Marie Elmore McNeely, he was born June 3, 1941 in Prescott, Ark. He married Betty Jane (Baker) McNeely on August 29, 1960. He was a Business Owner of Bud’s Garage and Red Tiger Moving Company and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Billy Wayne McNeely and a brother, Billy Ray McNeely.
Bud is survived by his wife; Betty Jane McNeely of Arkadelphia, two sons; Clifton Lee McNeely of Russellville and Steven Ray McNeely (Suzi) of Jacksonville, two daughters; Cathy Lynn Franklin (Ricky) Jasper, Texas and Vicky Hood (Brian) of North Bend, Wash., six grandchildren; Matthew McNeely (Bobbie) and Craig McNeely both of Dardanelle, Austin Franklin and Mary Franklin both of Jasper, Texas, Lillian McNeely of Jacksonville and Parker Hood of North Bend, Wash., one great-grandchild; Mason Robert McNeely of Dardanelle, a brother; Arthur Neagle of Arkadelphia, a sister; Shirley Turner of North Carolina and two sisters-in-law; Trenda Heflin of Kentucky and Wanda Cornellier of Arkadelphia .
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at