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Harry Simms O'Neal, Sr.

Harry Simms O'Neal, Sr.
  • October 18, 1929 - March 22, 2022
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    405 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • the Citadel Brigadier Foundation
    69 Hagood Ave.
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Larry, thinking of you and your family during this time. May God's peace and strength guide you through these days. Love, your brothers from Man to...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Bill Wilson - Charleston, SC

“Uncle Harry was such a GOOD man and a great person. He will sure be missed by all of us who knew and loved him. I feel so lucky to be born into...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mike & Barbara (O'Neal) Harper

“Anne & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Harry was not only our employee, he was our dear friend. May God bless...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Larry & Robbie Fulmer

“I have great memories of Uncle Harry, a truly wonderful man who loved his family and in particular my dad, his brother G.A. He will be missed by all...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Bob O'Neal - Family

“I worked with Harry for many years. He taught me how to keep a ledger, how to manage a team, and most important of all, how to treat people. I´m...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Randy Fulmer

“I had the good fortune to work with Harry for a number of years at CESCO. He was a mentor to me, and I learned much from him during the time we...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Carl Bowles - Cottageville, SC

“For many years we sat across from Harry during services at St Matthews Lutheran Church. Always enjoyed talking with him. God s peace to your family...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Chuck and Kaye Pegram - Friend

“Very sorry to learn of this loss. Harry was so dedicated to his family and the community. He served the country with honor. Many elected officials...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

Harry Simms O'Neal, Sr., 92, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Anne Heins O'Neal, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, March 22, 2022. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022, in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, March 25, 2022, in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Harry was born October 18, 1929, in Fairfax, South Carolina, son of the late Gilmore Simms O'Neal and Susie Breland O'Neal.

Harry is survived by his wife of 71 years, Anne; daughter, Lynne O. Weisskopf (Mike) of Charleston, SC; two sons: Harry S. O'Neal, Jr. (Mary) of Lacombe, LA and Larry F. O'Neal (Donna) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Floyd B. O'Neal (Wink) of Augusta, GA. Harry was predeceased by a sister Christine O. Raybon (Jesse) and three brothers; Gilmore A (Marjorie)., Julius E. (Dorothy)and H. Algenon (Doris) O'Neal.

Harry was the last of his four brothers to graduate from The Citadel. Upon graduation in 1950 with a BS in Business Administration he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He retired as a Major from the Air Force reserves. After Air Force active duty, he held several positions of increasing responsibility in the Bell Telephone organization, retiring as Comptroller for South Central Bell.

Harry was a devoted father and husband. He loved The Lord. He was an active member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, participating in several church ministries. He was a Boy Scout troop leader and attained the rank of Eagle Scout in his youth. When a resident of the Isle of Palms, he was a member of the Island City Council, a Water and Sewer commissioner, and served as president of the Island's Exchange Club. He loved The Citadel and lived its values every day. He was a lifelong fan and supporter of Citadel sports.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29403.