Joseph W. “Wayne” McNealy- 85 of Greensburg

Joseph W. “Wayne” McNealy, 85, of Greensburg, passed away at 6:21 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023 at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born on September 27, 1938 in Decatur County, the son of Joseph Samuel and Mary Lucille (Maple) McNealy. He was a 1956 graduate of Jackson High School. He worked in a variety of positions throughout his life, including a mechanic at a garage in Letts and Rodefelds in Greensburg in his younger years. For the majority of his life, he was employed as a machinist at Reliance Electric (formerly Reeves Pulley) in Columbus, retiring from there after 32 years of service in November of 2000. After retirement, he took part-time positions at Letts Hardware and Acra Automotive Group. Additionally, Wayne farmed throughout his life, first helping with parents on the family farm in Decatur County, and then taking over farm operations after his parents retired from farming. He was a member of the Waynesburg Christian Church all his life and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 60 years. Wayne enjoyed street racing in the 1950’s and 1960’s, tractor pulling, truck drag racing, fishing, working on anything mechanical, spending time with family and friends, playing Euchre and Sequence, travelling to Nashville, TN and Las Vegas. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963, stationed in Seattle, Washington, where he worked as a mechanic and truck driver. Wayne married Sandra L. Graue on June 6, 1965 at Star Baptist Church and have been married 58 ½ years and she survives.  Other survivors include his sons, Jeff (Jennifer) McNealy, Kevin (Jennifer) McNealy and Greg (Lisa) McNealy and his grandsons, Dalton and Clayton McNealy. He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, Effie Luella and Clifford Martin Graue; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Gene Heitz; sister–in-law, Sharon Graue; infant sister-in-law, Sharon Lynn Graue. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2023 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport. Burial will follow at Star Baptist Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Waynesburg Christian Church through the funeral home. Due to family health concerns, if you are not feeling well, please stay home and watch the service online. Online condolences can be made to the family at