It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Calvin Lee Neely, 83, on April 25,2021, in Kerrville,Tx.
Cal was born May 19, 1937 in San Antonio, Texas, to Melvin Archer and Elsie Ida Neely. He grew up in Yoakum, Texas where he graduated from Yoakum High School in 1955. He then went to The University of Texas where he was a proud member of the Longhorn Band.
Cal moved his family to Kerrville, Texas in the early 60's and worked for Mooney Aircraft. For many years Cal was the Public Works Director for the City of Kerrville, where he got to know the city and the people well.
Cal spent many years as an active member of the Lion Club. His favorite thing in the world was to get up every morning and talk to all his friends near and far on his Amateur Radio (Ham). KC5ZT last signed on, on March 10, 2021.
Cal was preceded in death by his parents and a brother (Melvin). He is survived by his wife of 27 years Saundra G. Neely, 2 daughters Barbara (Bob) Kaiser, and Carol Neely. He was revered by his 4 grandchildren, Jenni (Brant) Winterbottom, Kristen (Caleb) Rule, Michaela (Zach) Gandolfo, and Ryan (Heather) Ervin. He was also blessed with 6 great grandchildren.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and have danced the skies on laughter -silvered wings. Sunward I've climb, and joined the tumbling mirth.
Of sun-spit clouds - and done a hundred things
Where never lark nor even eagle flew, and while the silent, lifting mind I've trod, the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand, and touch the face of GOD. JOHN GILLESPIE MAGEE JR.