Neal B. McFarland, 71, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 3, 2019, and was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and John McFarland. He was the loving husband of Sandra (nee Piccirillo), father of Neal (Amanda) McFarland, Marcy Berns (Tim) Kelly, and William Berns, the doting grandpa of Jonathan, Maura and Evie, and the brother of Dennis (Loretta) McFarland. Neal proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and as an IRS employee. As a decorated Vietnam Veteran, Neal was a Purple Heart recipient and he earned Three Bronze Stars. He loved the outdoors, hiking, backpacking and camping, as often as he could, and was an active member of the Sierra Club. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 5:30pm -- 8:00pm, at Don Catchen and Sons Funeral Home, 3525 Dixie Hwy., Elsmere, KY. On Friday, February 8, 2019, visitation will be from 10:00am -- 12:00n, at the funeral home, with services immediately following at noon. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Neal's honor, to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.WoundedWarriorProject.org)