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Christopher D. Neely, 40, Bowling Green, KY (1982-2023)

Christopher Douglas Neely of Bowling Green died on Friday, February 24, 2023 at his home. He was 40 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 4pmCT on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory, 3009 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY. A private family burial will be in Green Brier Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 11amCT until time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

He was born October 7, 1982 in Tacoma, Washington to Patricia Dianne Hentz Brown and the late Curtis Dale Neely. He graduated from Ohio County High School and completed fire training at Owensboro Technical School. At an early age, Chris always wanted to be a firefighter. He worked at Bowling Green Medical Center as a paramedic and EMT and was also a firefighter at Alvaton Fire Department. He previously worked for Bowling Green, Franklin and Ohio County Fire Departments.

He is survived by his wife, Alesha Dawn Neely; mother, Patricia Hentz Brown; son, William "Scott" Neely; brother, Gabriel Wade Thoms; sister, Teri Neely Goodenugh (Mick); and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Chris Neely Memorial Fund, c/o Davis Funeral Home, 3009 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301.

James H. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

This item is a courtesy to the family by Grissom Martin Funeral Home.

This story was posted on 2023-03-02 14:25:56
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Chris Neely, 40, Bowling Green, KY (1982-2023)

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