In Memory of

Philip Jackson Neal

December 26, 1948 - June 21, 2023


Dr. Philip Jackson Neal

On June 21st, 2023, Heaven gained the golden heart of Philip Jackson Neal.

Phil had a long life of love and servanthood through his faith and incredible work ethic.  He was born Dec 26, 1948 in Overland Park to Phyllis and Jack Neal, who preceded him in death. He attended Kansas State where he completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.   His love of country continued through his service in the Army where he attained the rank of Captain.  Although humble about his service, he was ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for his country if needed.

Professionally, Phil had a Veterinarian practice in Lee’s Summit that included small animals. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts, served as an officer and member of Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, was active in faith through his church and “Character Counts”.   He had a love of the outdoors, especially hiking and fly-fishing in the Big Horn Mountains.   Hobbies included building model railroads, playing bluegrass music on the guitar, banjo, and dulcimer, gardening, camping and canoeing.

Philip is survived by wife Mary Alice Willhoit Neal, brother Fred (Jacque) Neal and daughters Christa (David) Rupp, Jessi Neal, Rich Armstrong (Helga), Maggie Minsk, Josh Armstrong, and grandchildren Jackson Rupp, Hudson Rupp, Gaines Grove, Murphy Grove, Ethan Armstrong, , Paige Armstrong, Sydney Armstrong,  Seth Minsk, Emma Minsk, Kacy Minsk, Anna Armstrong, and Toni Armstrong. Phil was a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather.  His family brought him the utmost in joy.

Donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association as a tribute/donation.


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So sorry for your loss! I was lucky to spend many happy weekends with Phil and Fred out with pop and granny at the 40 acres.

I was very fortunate to get to meet him. I’ve saw how happy he made my friend Mary Alice . Sorry for the family lost. Will be praying for all of you.🙏🙏🌹🌹

My heart goes out to Phil’s family and friends. What a huge loss. I’m wishing you peace during this sad and trying time.

Christa and Jessi and family, you have our deepest, loving sympathy in this time of loss and remembrance of your Dad and Grandfather. We hold you in our hearts as you grieve.
Love and hugs, Mick, Andie and Aunt Ginia

We are shocked and saddened to learn of Phil’s passing. We spent many fun times through church and Second Saturday. There are numerous connections with our families.
God bless you, Mary Alice, Christa and Jessi.

Your father had such a full, interesting, and loving life. I know you are thankful for all you were able to share. Still, the loss is difficult. Prayers for you and your family.

So sorry for your loss

We just found out about Phil’s passing

Mary Alice and the family you are in our prayers

God sends us special people to be in our lives and Phil was
just that kind of person. Our lives were enriched by Phil

What a great man Phil was. He taught me so much when I worked for him for 9 years and he never failed to thank me at the end of a long day for my hard work. One of the hardest things I ever did was to go to him and tell him that I was tendering my notice and moving across the country. I have so many fond memories from working with him.


Monday, June 26, 2023
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Monday, June 26, 2023
1:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063