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Harry Eugene O'Neil was born Sept. 8, 1929, in Commerce, Texas, to Harry Franklin and Allene Wheeler O'Neil.
He graduated from East Texas State Teacher's College in 1950 and taught school at Pine Springs in the Tyler School District until entering the Army in 1951. He served in the 25th Medical Battalion in Korea. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.
He worked for Phillips Petroleum Company for 30-plus years, mainly in the Chemical Division. Upon retirement in 1985, he and his wife moved to Emerald Bay where they have resided until recently when requiring nursing home care. Special thanks are extended to staff members at The Heights Nursing Home for their empathy and kindness.
Harry is survived by his wife, Anne, and his sister-in-law, Theresa H. Cooper of Fripp Island, S.C.
A graveside service was held Saturday, March 25, 2017, under the direction of Commerce Funeral Home.
Published on March 29, 2017
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