Richard Alvin O’Neal was born April 13, 1939, in Vincent, Alabama, to the parentage of Mr. Claude W. O’Neal and Mrs. Willie Mae O’Neal Worthington. He was one of nine children in this union.
Mr. Richard Alvin O’Neal united with Duncan Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church at an early age. Mr. Richard O’Neal recommitted himself back to the Lord, in 2004.
Mr. O’Neal received his formal education from Shelby County School System.
Mr. Richard Alvin O’Neal presence will be greatly missed by all of his dear family and many dear friends. Mr. O’Neal silently closed the doors to this life on December 5, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Mr. Richard Alvin O’Neal Jr.
Mr. Richard Alvin O’Neal leaves to cherish his memory, A Loving wife, Janet Jackson O’Neal, Vincent, Alabama; five sons, Eric (Starlett) O’Neal, Bryant (LaToya) O’Neal, Quotis O’Neal, Willie (Barbara) Daniels, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, William (Dianne) Daniels, of Richmond, Virginia; two daughters, Essie (Thermon) Miller of McCrombs, Mississippi, Rev. Yumato (Terry) Kelley, Vincent, Alabama; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; one brother, Mr. David O’Neal of Vincent, Alabama; two brothers-in-law, Mr. J. T. (Mildred) Law Sr. of Mobile, Alabama, James (Bernice) Wheeler of Laure, Mississippi and a host of other relatives and friends.
Best Friend: Mr. Calvin Cook, Adamsville, Alabama
Close Nephews: Rickey Madlock, Nathaniel Iverson O’Neal, and Rueben Collins