James Q. McNeill, Jr., 88, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa died at Mercy Medical Center on Thursday, February 6, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Trinity-St. James United Methodist Church, 1430 Ellis Boulevard NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Private burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
James was born January 27, 1932 in Rock Island, IL to James Q. McNeill, Sr. and Mildred E. (Buckner) McNeill. In 1959 James married Maxine K. Clarkson, they were divorced in 1970. Surviving from this marriage are a son, James Q. McNeill, III of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and a daughter, Theresa A. (Patrick) Needham of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Also surviving this marriage are step-children, Dianne (Larry) Wagner of Brentwood, California; Barb (Fran) Henderson of Robins, Iowa; Rick (Linda) Clarkson of Oro Valley, Arizona; and Marcia Kelly of Marshalltown, Iowa.
On June 26, 1976, James married Delores (Dee) Hiner who also survives him. In addition, he is survived by two grandsons, five step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters: Mary Joan McAlister and Judith Ann Nesper both of Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a member of Trinity-St. James United Methodist Church since April 7, 1946, where he was actively involved with finances. He was a member of CWA-Printers Sector since April 25, 1951, and American Legion Hanford Post No. 5 since 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity-St. James United Methodist Church, 1430 Ellis Blvd. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405.