Neil was a very hard worker good guy that could always make me laugh! Rest in Peace my former co-worker at Everetts sorry I an not there been exposed to the flu here my daughter I live with has it!
Elvis "Neill" Barnes, 83 of South Sioux City, NE, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 after a long illness at his home, surround by family. Services will be 10:30am Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in South Sioux City. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City.
In 1936 Elvis Neill Barnes was born to Elvis Lloyd and Edna Mae Barnes. Neill graduated from South Sioux High School in 1954. He lived in South Sioux City his whole life except for 6 months in Sioux City. He went to work for Savages Grocery Store in high school. In 1955, went to work Swift Independent Packing until they closed 1986. Neill then worked at Everett's Furniture Store for 15 years.
He was a member St. Paul United Methodist Church and Swift Local Union P 71. Neill enjoyed family time together, fishing, hunting, and playing cards (pitch, 500, cribbage, and 31), and listening to country music, especially Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. He also liked working in his garden growing fine tomatoes and fruit trees.
Neill's favorite time of the year was Christmas, and was known for his extravagant Christmas light displays. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with family and making everyone happy.
Neill married in 1955 to Joyce "Jean" Guy and they had 3 children; Vicky Lynn, Tony Neill, Randy Joe and also two grandsons, Skylar Joseph and Corby Elvis Barnes.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
My sympathy to the Barnes family. RIP Neill you earned it.
My sympathy to Jean and all of their family. Always enjoyed visiting with him about the Huskers.