McMinnville, Tenn. resident and West Liberty, Ohio, native Robert Frank Neer, 77, was born March 30, 1936, and died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Manchester Health Care Center, Manchester, Tenn., following a brief illness.
Retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, and a member of Lawrenceville United Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Paul L. and Lena M. Huffman Neer. He was married to Sandra Jean Fredritz Neer, who preceded him in death.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Allen Neer, and two brothers, David Neer and Paul Neer.
He is survived by four children, Deborah (Mark) Hill of Shelbyville, Tenn., Stephen (Kathy) Neer of Gainesboro, Tenn., Dennis (Jeanie) Neer of Ortonville, Mich., and Cassandra (Bob) Ballengee of Marion, Va.; nine grandchildren, Rachel, Stephanie, Amanda, Emily, Keith and Jimmy Neer, and Christina, Ashley and Tyler Ballengee; and a sister, Nellie (Wes) Jones of St. Paris.
Mr. Neer volunteered many hours with the school band, drum corps and other activities. He was a graduate with the class of 1954 from Johnson-St. Paris High School, St. Paris.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Cookeville First United Methodist Church, 165 E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501.
Arrangements are by High Funeral Home, McMinnville, TN (931) 473-2137.