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Obituary: Wayne Estes Neely, 77

Wayne Estes Neely, age 77, of Ashland City, passed away on February 28th, 2022.

He was born on May 14th, 1944, in Wayne County, Michigan.

Wayne was a United States Army Veteran that served in the Vietnam conflict and was a retiree from Nashville Wire. He loved woodworking and motorcycles.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Annie Mae (Smith) Neely; his brothers, Roger Neely, J.C. Neely, and Fred Neely; granddaughter, Krystal Burgess; and great-grandson, Trevor Burgess.

He is survived by his sons, Scott Neely, Wayne Estes Neely Jr., and Brian Edward Neely (Kelly); daughter, Charity Dawn Phaneuf; brothers, Randy Neely (Sharon), Joseph “Jody” Neely (Denise), and Raymond Neely (Terri); sisters, Reathie Adcock (David), Ruby Herron (Greg), Vicky Hendrix (Ronnie), and Teresa Plunkett (Paul); eighteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, March 5th, 2022, at 1pm in the chapel with Greg Herron officiating. Visitation will also be Saturday, March 5th from 11am until the hour of service.

Cheatham County Funeral Home, LLC 615-792-2552 on-line condolences at


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