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Warren C. O'Neal, Jr.

Born: Wed., Oct. 11, 1967
Died: Wed., Dec. 23, 2015


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 28, 2015
Location: River of Life Church


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Warren Calvin O’Neal, Jr. made his journey from labor to reward on Thursday, December 23, 2015 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

 Warren was born on October 11, 1967 in South Bend, the eldest child of Warren Calvin O’Neal, Sr. and Viola O’Neal.

 He was educated in the South Bend Community School Corporation, graduating from LaSalle High School in 1986. One high school experience that he cherished was playing football under Coach Eddie Faulkens for four years.

 Warren began his career with Waste Management right after high school, working there for 26 years and progressing to a Supervisor of the Solid Waste Department for the City of South Bend.

 Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Calvin O’Neal, Sr. and Viola (Birdie) O’Neal.   He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Mandie and this three children: Sara, Warren(Tre) III and Ambir O’Neal, all of South Bend; his sister, Tonette Bertina O’Neal of Nashville, TN and brother, Brian Alexander (Lisa) O’Neal of Indianapolis, IN; aunts: Velma Harris and Audrey Williams of South Bend, Bettye Birdie and Beatrice King of Natchez, MS and Ernestine (Phillip) Mosby of Jackson, MS; uncle, William O’Neal of Natchez, MS; great-uncle, Clifton Reed of Racine, WI, and a host of other relatives and many, many true friends.

 All who knew this wonderful man, affectionately known as “Bope”, admired the fact that he was just himself – genuine, kind and without fanfare. Warren could ALWAYS be counted on to be there for all of us when we needed him.  We thought of him as our gentle giant. He was greatly loved and will truly, truly, be missed.

 The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice Foundations, 501 Comfort Place, South Bend, IN 46545.

 A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Monday, December 28th at 11:00 AM, at the River of Life Church, 530 East Ireland Road, South Bend with Pastor Fred Brown officiating. 

 The HANLEY & Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extend its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the O’Neal family.

 Condolences may be expressed online through our website: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com

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Terry McClintic
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
This was as nice a person as you could ever hope to know. Because of my city job, I saw him most every day and always looked forword to his infectous laugh. I saw him just a few months ago and enjoyed a last laugh with him. God be with you my friend and may you rest in peace.

Michell Holston
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
Warren was the kindest giant that would give his shirt off his back. My nickname for him was Mouse , because he was scared of them , as big as he was. I will miss seeing him bring our papers over to the warehouse sometimes . Rest In Peace my friend .

Kathy & Elliot Colburn
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
You were a great person to work with at the Tribune. We will miss you Big Guy. You were a good friend and Im glad I met you. Our sympathy to the family.

Lisa D.
   Posted Thu December 31, 2015
Deepest condolences to O'Neal family. Loss of loved ones can cause hurt and pain. I hope you can find comfort in Revelation 21:3, 4 - "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more..neither mourning, outcry and pain. These things will pass away". May you find comfort during these difficult times in the God of all comfort.

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