WACO—Memorial services for Thomas Hinson McNiel were held at Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, with Rev. Bill Cox of San Gabriel officiating.

Mr. McNiel died Dec. 25, 2010, at his home in Waco.

He was born Sept. 6, 1941, in Waco to OB and Madge (Hinson) McNeil.

He married Sheila Olfield at Waco in 1978.

Mr. McNiel was a retired air conditioning and heating engineer for Waco ISD.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 12 years.

Mr. McNiel was preceded in death by his parents, OB and Madge McNiel of Rockdale.

Survivors are his wife, Sheila McNiel of Waco; two daughters, Donna Kay McNiel, Stacey Pitts and husband Kevin of Panama City, Florida; two sons, Thomas H. McNiel of Austin, Billy Joe McNiel and wife Margaret of Panama City, Florida; a stepson, Barney Olfield and wife April of Gatesville; a stepdaughter, Christina Olf ield of Waco; a brother, L.K. McNiel and wife Sandra of Houston; a sister, Sue Davenport and husband Les of Rockdale; and three grandchildren, Lance McNiel and Joanna Pitts of Panama City, Florida, Livia Olfield of Waco; also, eight nieces and nephews.

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