Jeffrey McNeely

August 13, 1963 - October 26, 2023
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Jeffrey Keith McNeely passed away unexpectedly at the VA Medical Center ER in Tucson, Arizona on October 26th, 2023, with family. Jeffrey was born at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma on August 13th, 1963 to Bruce McNeely and Barbara Ann he is the oldest of 3 siblings; brother Kevin McNeely (wife Hyla McNeely) and sister Lisa Murray (husband Mike Murray). Jeffrey grew up and attended schools in Enfield, Connecticut. Jeffrey honorably served 24 years in the United States Air Force from 1982-2006.  Jeffrey was one of the 1st responders in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City April 19th, 1995, when he was stationed at Tinker AFB: as Jeffrey always said, “he was in the right place at the wrong time”. Jeffrey enjoyed being a prankster and jokester, always making his friends and family laugh or scratch their heads. Jeffrey’s sense of humor and gung-ho attitude got him through life, may it carry him to heaven. Jeffrey  loved his animals and his family no matter the distance. Jeffrey is survived by his wife Tamsee Dee McNeely; and 5 sons Patrick Micheal McNeely, Randall Vincent McNeely, Eric William McNeely (wife Jessica McNeely), James David Shirk Jr. (wife Mindy Shirk), Cody Anthony Shirk (wife Kristen Shirk) and a daughter Ashley Nicholle Shirk. 4 Gorgeous granddaughters Skyi Rafferty, Lexi Shirk, Thea Shirk and Reilly McNeely. His father in-law Clarence Albert Wylie and mother in-law Karen Sue Wylie. His 2 ex wives Lillian N. Climan and Cynthia Webb. Jeffrey is preceded in death by his father Bruce McNeely and  mother Barbara McNeely.

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Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Marana


15950 N. Luckett RD
Marana, Arizona 85653

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Born: August 13, 1963
Died: October 26, 2023

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Jennifer Swanson Targonski posted on 5/18/24

Goodbye my childhood friend. I only found out today that you were gone. How did I not know? Thank you for helping to make so many fond and fun memories for me in high school, which I cherish to this day and always will. Joining the Second Children of Iluvitar with you as one of the leads, with you taking us all on adventures in your pride and joy Crown Victoria old police car was a blast. RIP. ❤️


Bob & April Waller posted on 11/11/23

Tamsee and family, please know we are sending each of you our deepest sympathy, prayers and love on Jeff's passing.


Dawn Snyder Chapman posted on 11/8/23

Tamsee, I have known Jeff since I was a sophomore in High school. He and I met in chemistry class where he regularly led the class into goofy conversations which made us all laugh and trying to keep up! He was smart and kind. I saw much less of him since he moved away with the Air Force but we never lost touch. I will never forget him. And I am so sorry for your loss.


Pat McNeely posted on 11/7/23

Dad, I'm very sad that your life was cut short. We all miss you everyday, it's different and difficult without you. We are a strong family. I know somehow we will get thru it. I hope you look down on me from time to time. I'll see you again. I miss you. I love you Love your son-Pat McNeely


Lillian N. Climan posted on 11/7/23

May his memory always be a blessing in your heart. Our family is with you at this time Tamsee.


Elaine McNeely posted on 11/6/23

Dear McNeely Family, A life taken before fully lived is certainly heartbreaking. I feel that Jeff did his best to keep everyone on their toes with his sense of humor and practical jokes….all with a kind heart. I hope the family finds comfort in their memories and they continue to celebrate his life and accomplishments. Love, Auntie Elaine


Pat McNeely posted on 11/6/23

Love you Dad!! May your your spirit be the brightest in the sky and the moon!!! Love your son-Pat McNeely