Leon Eugene Neal, 79, of Noblesville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2022. He was born on April 9, 1943 to Lester and Eva (Harrold) Neal in Noblesville, Indiana.
Leon proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps where he was awarded an accommodation for rifle sharp shooting. After discharging, he owned and operated 3 ServiceMaster Franchises in California until he decided to move the family back to his home state of Indiana to be closer to relatives. For over 37 years, Leon was in the dry cleaning business which included his time as a partner of Classic Cleaners. He achieved a lot of recognition in spot cleaning and Bridal preservation. Leon was a member of Faith Community Church, the Rotary Club, and the Lions Club. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, wintering in Florida, golf and bowling. Leon bowled a perfect 300 game twice! His happiest moments were those spent with family, especially his 6 grandchildren.
Leon is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Linda Neal; daughters, Patricia McGuire (Brad) and Penny Wells; step-son, Hakan Kutlu (Todd Fuller); grandchildren, A1C Daniel McGuire, Nathaniel McGuire, Hannah McGuire, Jonathan McGuire, Joshua Sharpley, and Matthew Sharpley; brother, Larry Neal (Donna); and his sisters, Carolyn Cecil and Sue Duvall (Charlie).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dan Neal; and his step-daughter, Ayse Kutlu.
Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with services at 3:00 pm, on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, in Noblesville. Pastor Patrick Propst will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886 (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc); or Faith Community Church, 19201 Promise Road, Noblesville, IN 46060 (www.faithcomm.com).