Robert Guy Neelley, Jr.
April 21, 1920 – August 4, 2017
Robert Neelley Jr., 97, of Wellborn, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017, in Bryan. A memorial service honoring his life will be at 10 am Friday, September 1, 2017, at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers Bryan-College Station.
Robert Neelley is no longer the familiar fixture he used to be around the Neelley’s Store and Wellborn Post Office. He was appointed postmaster in 1953 and served for 28 years until he retired in 1981. Robert was born in Wellborn, Texas and spent his childhood working in his father’s store and the post office. He graduated from A&M Consolidated High School. As a youth, he was a victim of severe asthma attacks that resulted in him having to go to Kerrville for relief. As a side effect would prove a blessing for him as he met the love of his life, Florence. She was the daughter of the owner’s of the boarding house in which he resided. Robert and Florence were married on April 21, 1942, and shared the covenant of marriage for 64 years before her passing in 2006. Robert was a lifelong member of Wellborn Baptist Church. He was a Master Mason for 77 years and Life Member of the Scottish Rite and Arabia Shriners.
He is survived by his brother, Charles E. Neelley and wife Sharon; his nephew, Charles E. Neelley Jr. and his daughter, Mary Rose; his niece, Donna Neelley Munson and husband Peter and their daughters Elizabeth and Michelle; and nephew, James Evertson and wife Candyce.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to Wellborn Baptist Church, Crestview Retirement Center Community Center, or Hospice Brazos Valley, in Memory of Robert Neelley Jr.
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