Funeral services for Delmer "Buster" Neely, 57, of Jeffersonville, IN, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Return Church, 435 Eastern Boulevard, Clarksville, with entombment to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 12 to 8 PM at Scott Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, and after 9 AM on Monday at the church. He passed away on December 6, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Buster-great father, brother, son, mentor, counselor, listener, best friend, hard worker, honest, selfless, generous, kind, considerate, and always sacrificing to help others. Growing up a preacher's kid he held strong to his values, and principals. He had talent that not everyone knew of. He played the bass guitar, and even sang at times. Buster was the life of every party. He was loved by all and when he entered a room the party started. People were drawn to him young and old. He was full of laughter, and loved life. He was a light to so many, and a spiritual influence in the end.
In Buster's early 20's he carried a ladder, paint brush, and bucket knocking on doors. This is how Neely Painting Company started, and later became a known brand. He married at a very young age. The mother of his children became very ill, and was not expected to live. Having no insurance nor saved money he sat and figured up ways he could make quick cash. Part of making quick cash was selling his blood to pay for her daily medicine. She has survived now 30 plus years.
Memories of Buster's earned allowances started his interest in saving (under the rug) at the age of 7. Financial freedom was his number one goal. He worked hard every single day of his life so he could be a provider to his family, and retire comfortably.
Family was most important so he always checked in to see if they needed anything.
He loved filling a family's car up with gas knowing they prepaid for only $5 or less. For 22 years on Thanksgiving Day he packed dinners for the homeless. He not only delivered...he sat under the bridge amongst them in Louisville sharing Thanksgiving dinner so they would not be alone. He would also pick up a homeless person and bring them to dinner.
Buster loved being home at the end of every day! He loved working in his yard, and keeping a pristine lawn. He was a very private person yet very social. He loved a great political debate, but afterwards agreed to disagree to keep what mattered most...the friendship.
Buster loved, and set out to be an example to both his sons Eric and Aaron. He was driven by setting goals every single day. They were not always about making money, but about reaching out to help someone in need. Buster was still setting goals for his future the day before he passed. But without question...it was a plan he put in place that would take care of his two sons and grandchildren.
Buster was always fixing what/whom seemed broken. Many times described as too kind. But that is who he was. He left nothing unfinished. He accomplished what he set out to do before he passed, and that was for his children, and grandchildren to be ok. His final to do list was completed on Dec 6th. He laid to rest shortly after.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Leonard H. Neely Jr.; brother, Donald Ray Neely; and granddaughter, Hope Neely and Faith Neely.
He is survived by his sons, Eric Neely and Aaron Neely; mother, Lillian Mae Carter Neely; siblings, Leonard Lee Neely III (Sabrina), and Kimberly Neely Scheppergrell; grandchildren, Justin, Grace, Lennon and one grandson expected; and loving mother of his children, Connie Neely.
Please visit www.scottfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Published on December 8, 2017