A Loving Tribute

Roger C. Neely

January 17, 1965 – December 21, 2020

Roger Clyde Neely was born January 17, 1965 in Cushing Oklahoma. It was a Sunday, and when he made his arrival his dad ran to the church building to tell everyone he had a son. He married Myra Pruitt on August 6, 1983, their union produced five children and eight grandchildren. His grandchildren were the greatest joy in his life. Roger enjoyed many things including building, four-wheeling, and hunting. Though his favorite hobby was going fishing in the boat with Myra. Roger had an uncanny ability to fix anything. He would think about a problem until he could figure out how to fix it. His kids were often the recipients of this amazing ability. Roger loved the history of the old west and Native American history. He would drive past historical sites throughout Colorado and tell Myra everything he knew about it. He had an impeccable memory.

Roger and Myra were baptized into the general assembly and church of the firstborn on February 12, 1984. They accepted and lived the faith together from that moment forward. Roger had a sense of humor like no one else, his finesse in telling stories was one-of-a-kind. Even as a small child, he would go out and play in the field and tell his mother that he was out hunting tigers. He forgot his pocket knife the day his mom asked him to bring home a tiger’s tail. He wrote poems for Myra on holidays and birthdays when he had waited too long to buy her a gift. They were usually written in construction pencil while he was working on a site. Roger was given the gift of charity and had a kind soul. Roger is survived by his loving wife Myra; his five children: Robert (Sarah), Julie (Mike), Teri (Michael), Aaron (Misti), and Vanessa; seven grandchildren: Hannah, Caitlin, Leah, Isaac, Annabelle, Desmond, and Hale; and two siblings: Brenda and Troy; nine nieces and nephews and countless cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents (Roger) Kent Neely and Karen Sue (Wooten) Neely, and one granddaughter Trista Neely.


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