George Richard Neal

George Richard Neal, 75, a resident of Bacliff, he was born in Bryan, TX June 30, 1941. He went to be with the Lord on January 19, 2017 in Houston, TX. Mr. Neal attended Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church. Mr. Neal is a retired Houston Police Officer. In 2012, Officer Neal was the recipient of the Blue Heart Award which is given to those that sustain life threatening injuries in the line of duty. He was an inspiring coach and teacher at South Houston High School, Dickinson High School and Bay Area Christian. Officer Neal was an outstanding teacher and coach that received Hall of Fame Honors from South Houston High School.

Officer Neal is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Justine Gallerano Neal and parents, Joseph and Irene Neal.

He is survived by his daughters: Sissy Witte, husband Jerry and Tracey Klingler, husband Jimmy; sons: Rick Neal, wife Chrissy and Jeff Neal, wife Cindy; grandchildren: Bryce R. Neal, Reed D. Neal, Griffin E. Neal, Caitlyn Witte, Parker Witte, Corbin Witte, Hunter Witte, Braden Witte, Brooke Neal, Dawson Neal, Graham Neal, Courtney L. Klingler, Cory J. Klingler and Baylee A. Klingler.

There will be a visitation ​Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm​ with a Rosary to begin at ​7pm​ at Crowder Funeral Home 2422 Broadway Pearland, TX 77581.  Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10am​ in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Officer Neal’s name to: Houston 100 club 5555 San Felipe St #1750, Houston, TX 77056,


  1. Coach Neal was an amazing man and teacher. So proud to know him and be in his class of 1994. May he Rest In Peace. My condolences to the family. May you all find comfort amd peace.

    Kristi Hatley Gillespie
  2. Coach Neal was a great person and teacher. He inspired me to serve in the military (1996-present) when I was a student in one of his Law Enforcement classes at South Houston (class of 1995). Coach Neal made class fun for students while still teaching and inspiring. Thank You and God Bless You! My condolences go out to the family during this difficult time…

    Sammy Woodburn
  3. May the memories of a loving father and a life well lived bring you comfort and a smile to your hearts.

    Wayne and Pat Adams

    Pat Adams
  4. My Condolences to Coach Neal’s Family from
    Robert Cruz, SHHS ’90.

    Robert Cruz
  5. R.I.P coach you will forever be remembered for the outstanding coach as well as teacher. Was an honor to have played football (SHHS c/o 96) as well a student in your law enforcement class. Prayers for the entire Neal family

    Dustin Southern
  6. I am so sorry for the whole family but so proud to have known such a great man. God bless.

    Pamela Tellez
  7. Much love to The Neal Family! He was the first person to teach me to shoot. I will never forget him and the joy he brought to me and many SoHo peeps! See you on the other side you dear man… ❤😞

    Leslie Sturrock Laird
  8. Oh wow! I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. He was my favorite teacher at SHHS. I really enjoyed his law enforcement class. Out of all my teacher’s he’s the only one that I clearly remember

  9. My thoughts and prayer are with you all. I am so sorry for you loss.

    Carol Criswell
  10. Coach Neal was a great man. I was in his law enforcement class in 1989. I learned a lot in that class. He was a great influence. I am now a Detective with the Pasadena police department partly due to his influence. My prayers are with the family.

    Kevin Satterwhite
  11. One of the best teachers i had .Made law inforcement class so much fun. Class of 1979
    Praying for his family

    Rhonda brannon Bolton
  12. Mr Neal was my Law Enforcement teacher at SHHS in 99….he is one of the reasons I joined HPD when I got out the army. I remember he was very personable. Awesome guy.

    Marc DeLaCerda
  13. Rest In Peace coach. SHHS class of 88

    Brent Jones
  14. To a coach and a mentor RIP from the Hall family

    Jared Hall
  15. SHHS Class of ’88. He was my Law Enforcement teacher. He will be missed. RIP Sir.

    Terri Kolajajck
  16. Loving thoughts and prayers to the family

    Debra Hopewell
  17. Mr. Neal was my neighbor, teacher, coach, and mentor. He was admired by many and respected by all. He made learning fun and interesting.

    SHHS Class of 1980

    Emmette Mark McFarland
  18. My condolences to the Neal family. Coach Neal as all referred to him was a great man. I had the pleasure of being in his Law Enforcement class my senior year, SHHS class of 1994. RIP Coach

    Crystal Sagarnaga
  19. There was never another person that inspired me to be my best than coach Neal, there are too many stories to count on the lives he has impacted positively, he was an amazing coach, teacher, person and friend. What we’ve all lost is heavens gain. Godspeed, you are loved and sorely missed.

    Will Pylate
  20. Our sincere sympathy to the family. I know you have many good
    memories to keep him close. David, Neil, Michelle, and I have many
    fond memory of George from Little League Baseball and South Houston
    High School. David and Liz Hicks, Neil Hicks, Michelle Hicks Relecker

    Liz Hicks
  21. From Freeway Manor Little League and SE Houston Wildcats Football, to South Houston High School Law Enforcement, Mr. Neal was a positive influence throughout my early life. I’ll always have the fondest memories of him. To be around him was to be around greatness, and yet, humility. What a dignified man!

    SHHS Class of 1980

    Brent King
  22. Deepest sympathy to the Neal family. I didn’t know George, but we do know Rick and the man he is says a lot about his father and the man he was.
    I hope the great memories will sustain you through this tough time.

    Peace be with you
    Dennis and Vickie Strong

    Vickie Strong
  23. Condolences and thoughts to the Neal family. Coach Neal was a huge influence on my son and family. He helped to guide him throughout high school and onto college. A very noble and kind man. May you Rest In Peace, Coach Neal

    Jean M Muse
  24. Had the privilege of working with and around George numerous times during his career with HPD. He always conducted himself in a professional manner that was above reproach. He was a true blessing to all with whom he came in contact. He will be missed but remembered by many.

    Delvin Kendrick
  25. Just found out and my heart hurts. Rest in peach Coach Neal you were the best teacher I had.

    Rachael Manraj
  26. Just found out and my heart is heavy. I was in his law enforcement class of 79 and my daughter Stacey was in his class in 99. I adored him and many of the lessons I learned from him I have carried with me through life. He was a very kind man.

    Esther Floyd
  27. What a great man. He encouraged me so much. I am sure you are greatly missed. God Bless all who loved him.
    Patricia West
    C/O 1989

    Patricia West

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