Douglas Dwight Neal

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Douglas Dwight Neal, 72, of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away at his home February 14, 2022.  He was born January 18, 1950, to Archie E and Cleo F. (Paxton) Neal in North Platte. 

Doug graduated from McPherson County High School with the class of 1968.  He entered the U.S. Army and served in Korea during the Vietnam War.  After his discharge from the Army, he returned home to the family ranch, then worked for the Union Pacific Railroad and Nebraska Public Power District for a short time.  Then he moved to Montana where he worked as a guide with his brother.  In 1995 he moved back to North Platte and worked at the North Platte Senior Center and was a very efficient worker.  Doug attended North Platte Community College and achieved a certificate in electronics.  He was a member of AA, he always had a fondness for dogs, enjoyed the outdoors and traveling.  Doug will always be remembered as a free spirit.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters, Keith (Sharon) Neal, Emigrant, Montana, Terry (Elnora) Neal, Tryon, Nebraska, Gayle Neal, Tryon, Nebraska, Cheryl Neal, Terry, Montana and Kathleen (Kent) Fisher, Tryon, Nebraska; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ruth Neal, Pray, Montana, Dick Schroeder, North Platte, Nebraska and Peggy Neal, Tryon, Nebraska; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. 

Doug is preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Cleo Neal; brothers and sisters, Duane Neal, Betty Schroeder, Eugene Neal, Sandy Neal; niece, Shelly Francis and great-niece, Kayla Kemp.

Memorials are suggested to the McPherson County Scholarship Fund or the McPherson County Fire & Rescue. Online condolences may be shared at

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 18, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Tryon, Nebraska with Dan Connell officiating.  Military honors will be held outside the church following the service.  Private family burial will be at a later time.  Book signing will be 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Thursday, February 17 2022 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.   The service will be livestreamed via the Adams & Swanson Facebook page for those unable to attend