Wesley Neal Richey, age 72, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022 at his home in Kendallville. Neal was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 28, 1949 to the late Robert Eugene and Melody Bernice (Roebuck) Richey. He grew up in Albion, Indiana and graduated from Albion High School in 1968 where he participated in basketball, track and cross country. He was a star athlete and still holds several records in track and cross country. He married Joyce Marie (Dodane) Smith on June 16, 1989 and she preceded him in death on February 24, 2017. Neal was employed with Kraft Foods in Fort Wayne in sales and distribution. He loved to travel, go fishing, and watch sports. He especially loved to watch golf and basketball. Neal was an avid I.U. basketball fan. He loved spending time with his family and attending his grandkids events.
Daughter, Stephanie and Ronnie Kline of Kendallville.
Son, Scott Richey and Kristen Davies of Kendallville.
Five grandchildren, Katie Kline, Kara Kline and Hunter Kline; Paul Richey and Laurel Richey all of Kendallville.
Three stepsons and their wives, Bradley and Lorrie Smith, Daniel and Shelly Smith, and Patrick and Stacie Smith. Seven step grandchildren.
Brother, Jim Richey of Auburn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joyce; and a brother, Greg Richey.
There will be a celebration of Neal’s life on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Legacy Church,1011 Town Street, Kendallville.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkview Noble Hospice or American Cancer Association.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.