Neal Robert Swindall Jr.
Neal Robert Swindall Jr., 61, of Athens, Alabama, died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mr. Swindall was born October 8, 1958, in El Paso, Texas. He was a defense contractor at Redstone Arsenal.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel in Athens. Visitation is from noon until service Saturday at Spry Funeral Home.
Survivors include wife, Angie Swindall of Athens; son, Eddie Garlen and wife Lisa of Athens; daughter, Jennifer Williams and husband Stephen of Athens; grandchildren, Ashley Donahue, Lexi Donahue, Azzie Donahue and Oliver Williams; brother, Ronnie Swindall and wife Lisa of Athens; and sister, Ramona Rodenberry of Bankston, Alabama. Preceded in death by parents, Neal and Frances Swindall; niece, Skylar Swindall; and brother-in-law, Charlie Rodenberry.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Vanderbilt University Medical Center-Giving (
Published on February 12, 2020


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Feb 14, 2020
Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Neal Robert Swindall Jr..  Send flowers
Dana Downs
Feb 13, 2020
What a great man with the kindest heart! You know a person is genuine when he/she is loved by babies and dogs! Neal surely was that... this Earth lost a great man but heaven gained a precious soul. He loved good music, good movies, Elvis Presley and John Wayne. But his greatest love was his wife Angie and their children and grandchildren. I was honored to hear his testimony of faith in Jesus and his love of God. You are already missed my dear friend. Until we meet again...
Mike Newman
Feb 13, 2020
This saddens my heart. What a special person Neal was to me. I feel honored that I knew him.
Russ McNutt
Feb 13, 2020
With pleasure, I’m writing this memory of Neal. I had known Neal through a mutual friend and only saw him occasionally. During this time, Neal was overweight, but always so much fun to be around. After seeing him much later at the funeral of a friend, he looked at me and grinned from ear to ear. Didn’t say anything, just grinned. I stared back and wondered who he was. I didn’t recognize him and he knew it. He finally said “you don’t know me, do you ?”. Admittedly I said “I’m sorry, but I don’t”. When he said “I’m Neal”, you could have knocked me over with a feather. He had lost so much weight and looked SO GOOD ! He took pleasure showing off this “ man” ! I took a picture of him right then to share with others. Great guy ... he’ll be missed.Read more