Robert James McNeil was born December 1, 1936 at Salem, SD to John and Monica (Smith) McNeil. He graduated from St. Mary’s School in Salem. He served two years in the US Navy at the Alameda Naval Air Station in California. He graduated from General Beadle College in Madison in 1962. He was employed by Retail Credit for numerous years, taught school on the east coast and at Plano, SD and operated a bookkeeping service in Mitchell until the time of his death.
He is survived by one sister, Georgia Ann Griffin, Annandale, VA and one brother, Jack (Betty) McNeil, Mitchell; six nephews and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Tom Griffin.