Wayne Mitchell O’Neal, 60, of Apalachicola, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Panama City.
Wayne was born on June 1, 1958 at Franklin County Hospital at the Apalachicola airport. He was the son of Wayne and Grace O’Neal.
He attended Holy Family School and later went to Wallace M. Quinn High School and then to Chapman High School. At the age of 16, he went into the Job Corps.
He served in the Florida National Guard for six years. He worked as a pogie fishermen in Louisiana and in local seafood houses as a commercial fisherman in Apalachicola.
Wayne was preceded in death by his brother, Andrew Blair O’Neal.
He leaves to cherish his memories and celebrate his life three sons, JeWayne O’Neal, of Apalachicola, Michael (Tiffany) O’Neal, of Eastpoint, and Raymond O’Neal, of Louisiana; one daughter, Avis Hand, of Apalachicola, along with a host of grandchildren; his father and mother, Wayne and Grace O’Neal; three brothers, Leon (Sherry) O’Neal, of Apalachicola, Lawrence (Angel) O’Neal, of Macon, Georgia, and Sigure Ryan O’Neal, of Tampa; two sisters, Wanda (Glen) Owens, of Waycross, Georgia, and Natalie (Otis) Booth, of Tallahassee; six uncles, five aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and Godchildren Henry Martin, Anthony Martin and Fannie Martin.
The wake service will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22 at Kelley Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 27 Sixth Street, Apalachicola. Interment is at Magnolia Cemetery.
Kelley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.