Services for Roland Ralph “Pete” McNiel, 88, of Brownfield will be Friday, January 4, 2013 in the Brownfield Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with his son, Stan McNiel, officiating. The family will have a visitation at Brownfield Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm Thursday, January 3, 2013.
Pete was born December 1, 1924 to Clyde Franklin and Bertha McNiel in Haskell County. He graduated from Union High School. Pete served in the United States Navy. He married Joy Riley on September 6, 1949 in Lovington, NM. Pete was a member of Union Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows. Pete was preceded in death by his son, Terry Lee McNiel, and sister, Estelle Miller.
Pete is survived by his wife, Joy McNiel of Brownfield ; 6 children, Louise Close of Pampa, Stan McNiel of Austin, Sherry Baskin-Neitsch of Levelland, Cathy Norrod of Altadina, CA, Jerry McNiel of Brownfield, Chris McNiel of Wichita, Ka; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and Niece Marietta Sooter of Lubbock.