Joe B. Nealey

January 5, 1939 ~ January 13, 2021 (age 82)

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Joe Boy Nealey born January 5, 1939 in Chadburn, NC, passed  peacefully January 13, 2021.  He was the son of Carson E. Nealey and Lilly Long Nealey.  He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Sherry B. Nealey; and son, Ricky Dean Nealey.  Survivors include his children: Barbie Nadine Sawyer, Michael R. Leviner and his wife Crystal Leviner and Robbie C. Leviner and his wife Chasity Brown. Joe also leaves behind siblings; Jerry Nealey and his wife Karen Nealey, Tony Nealey  and his wife Patricia Nealey and Margaret Nealey Silvia and her husband Rudolpho Silvia.  His beloved grandchildren, Amanda Sawyer, Jessica Sawyer, Jasmine Winslow Chasity Anderson, Mitchell Leviner, Jae Leviner, Catelyn Leviner, Blake Leviner, Staten Baker, Braden Baker, Tristan Leviner, Skylar Watford, as well as 10 great-grandchildren.


Joe Boy received his prized education of hard knocks (as he would call it) through his cherished years in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country and spoke often of his time in the service of beloved brotherhood. In life Joe was an independent thinker and an extremely hard workingman.  He believed in a handshake and that a man was only as good as his word. Joe was the sole proprietor and CEO of numerous companies over the years and prided himself greatly on servicing the community.  T&N Septic Tank would go on to be his greatest entrepreneurial legacy of sixty years that he proudly ran with his son, Michael R. Leviner, for the last twenty-five years.


One month to the day Joe was proceeded in death by the love of his life, Sherry B. Best friends, partners, and soul mates, the two continue their "Johnny & June" love story eternally. 


We love you Joe Boy.


A funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock, Monday, January 18, 2021 in the chapel of Bullock Funeral Home, with The Rev. Jamie McElveen officiating. Interment ill follow in Sumter Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10 o’clock. The service will be live streamed and may be viewed by visiting Mr. Nealey's tribute page.


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January 18, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Service
January 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Bullock Fuenral Home Chapel

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
January 18, 2021

12:00 PM
Sumter Cemetery
700 W Oakland Ave
Sumter, SC 29150

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