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Joshua C. O'Neal

December 10, 1926 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 92)

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WORCESTER - Joshua C. O'Neal, 92, of Worcester died at the Odd Fellows Home of Massachusetts on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Born in Leechville, NC, he attended schools in this community. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. In the early 1960's he came to Worcester, MA and he started working in 1968 for Chess King as a Security Guard until the mid 1980's. Mr. O'Neal continued working as a Security Guard in Worcester, MA until his retirement in the late 1990's.

He liked to play pool, enjoyed boxing and he liked spending quality time with his family.

He is survived by his sons, James Karcher, Lamont Berry and Troy Neely; by his daughter, Johnnieann Wyne and a late son, Joshua Clarence O'Neal Jr. and he is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling Hours will be on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm and the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:30 am at Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors, 838 Main Street, Worcester, MA. Interment will follow at the Mass Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester, 65 Tainter Street, Worcester, MA 01610.

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Calling Hours
September 18, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors
838 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Funeral Service
September 19, 2019

10:30 AM
Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors
838 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

September 19, 2019

12:45 PM
Mass Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Winchendon, MA)

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