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Edsel "Buddy" McNeill, Jr.

Obituary of Edsel "Buddy" Lawrence McNeill, Jr.

Edsel Lawrence McNeill, Jr “Buddy” was born in Conway, SC on November 8th, 1951 and passed away peacefully at home on September 6th, 2021.


He is survived by his adoring wife of 44 years, Donna Ellett McNeill; loving sons: Edsel L. McNeill III “Trae”, Matthew “Brett” McNeill (Adriana) of Ladson, SC; Spencer Logan McNeill (Jessica) of Ladson, SC, and predeceased by his son David “Bo” Mixson-McNeill (Marcy) of Summerville, SC; six cherished grandchildren: Layne, Austin, Taylor, Dyllan, Rylee and Kinsley. He was predeceased by his parents, Edsel L. McNeill, Sr and Agnes Cora McNeill.


Buddy served in the United States Air Force as a missile mechanic, receiving numerous awards of excellence and achievements. After proudly serving his country, he pursued a career in welding at General Dynamics, Holox, PraxAir and Southern Welding.


When he retired in 2018, Buddy loved to spend his time with his family. His family meant everything to him. He shared his love of fishing, boating, racing and NASCAR with his sons, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. And, boy, he loved his Clemson Tigers.


The family will receive friends and visitors on Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services located at 281 Treeland Drive, Suite C, Ladson, SC 29456.


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