Charles Edward Neal “Slick” was born on August 13, 1939 to Tommy Thompson and Edna B. Neal.
He went to Hornsby Dunlap Elementary School and he went to Old L.C. Anderson High School.
He accepted Christ at St. Elmo Baptist Church at the age of thirteen years old and he sang with the Neal Singers. He was a member of New Light Ebenezer Baptist Church until his health failed.
He worked for Southern Union Gas Company and he worked for Downtowners Hotel and he then moved on to the Texas State Senate where he retired after 20 years.
“Slick” as so many people loved to call him loved to dress up and go to his favorite place the “White Swan” and play dominoes and watched the Dallas Cowboys lose.
“Slick” was preceded in death by his father Tommy Thompson, his mother Edna B. Jones, and 3 brothers: Fred Neal, Odis Jones Sr. and Hubbard Jones Sr.
He leaves to cherish his memories his two daughters Gwendolyn Faye Whitley, DeAndra Hardeman (Lawrence) and son Sidney Davis; three stepsons Mike Kelley, Terry Woods, and Robert Moore; one Sister Maxine Williams and four grandchildren: Kelsey Slusser, Kobie Moore, Brandon Neal, and Glen Deal and two Great-grand children and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends and a special nephew Odis Jones Jr.
Charles and Zelma Neal were married for 12 years after separating they continued to love and care for one another until his death.