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OBITUARY: Mark Douglas O’Neal

ROCKINGHAM — Mark Douglas O’Neal, age 61, of Rockingham, died in Richmond County on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Mark was born on Jan. 8, 1962 in Rockingham to the late William David O’Neal Sr. and Letha Greene O’Neal.

He attended Richmond Senior High School of Rockingham. He worked at Owens Illinois for over 25 years.

Mark is survived by his wife, Debbie O’Neal; mother, Letha Greene O’Neal; brothers, David O’Neal Jr. (Chris), Don O’Neal, Charlie O’Neal (Debi) and Jack O’Neal (Kim); in-laws Ray and Lela Cobb; uncle and aunt Mike and Charlene Cobb; uncles, Tom O’Neal, Frank O’Neal, Thurman Greene and Gerald Greene; and aunts, Ruth McCall, Rachel Davis, Colleen Floyd and Betty Jean Phillips; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, William David O’Neal Sr.

Mark was happiest when spending time with his wife, Bailey his German shepherd dog, or on the river catching fish. He took great pride in being an uncle, and was so loved by all of his nieces and nephews. His tight bear hugs left you knowing you were cherished, and he reveled in getting to share his love of fishing with his brothers and nephews. He enjoyed cooking, repairing and restoring clocks, gardening, and spending time in God’s word. He was one of a kind and will be so missed by all who knew and loved him.


Services will be held at Beverly Hills Baptist Church on Sunday, May 7, with a visitation at 2 p.m. and funeral at 3:30 with the Rev. Jason Lutz officiating. All are welcome and invited to attend and celebrate Mark’s life.

Memorials may be made to first responders in our area.

Online condolences may be made at watson-kingfuneralhome.com. Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the O’Neal family.

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