JOHNNY EDWIN MCNIEL
Johnny Edwin McNiel, 90, of Temple and Dallas, Texas, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012.
Survivors include a son, Wayne (Linda “Andy”) McNiel of Winchester.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Juanita Julia Nielsen McNiel.
A native of Dallas, he was born April 18, 1921, to the late William Zachary McNiel and Lillie Mae Murphy McNiel. He was wed to Juanita Julia Nielsen McNiel Oct. 12, 1941, and remained married to her until her death, Sept. 11, 2008.
An accountant, he received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in 1949. He joined the United States Army in 1942 and served as a radio operator in the Pacific theater of operations during World War II, serving under Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and earned two Bronze Stars, among other medals, during his service. He served as deacon and elder at the Piedmont Church of Christ in Dallas, and as minister of the Linda Heights Church of Christ in Dallas and the Eastern Hills Church of Christ in Garland, Texas.