Mr. Hershell Boyd Neel, 81, of Port St. Joe, FL, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at his home. He was a longtime resident of Port St. Joe and retired from St. Joe Paper Company. Mr. Neel was a member of First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe, Port St. Joe Masonic Lodge #111, the Scottish Rite Temple, and Port St. Joe Country Club, where he was a past board member and an avid golfer. Mr. Neel was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a Christian and loving father that taught his sons responsibility and self-reliance. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nell Francis Neel and a son, DeWayne Boyd Neel. Mr. Neel is survived by two sons, Keith Montgomery Neel and wife Charlene of Port St. Joe, FL and Sammy R. Neel and wife Nannette of Hemphill, TX. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2020 at Oak Grove Church with Rev. Boyd Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pall bearers: Ricky Thursby, Robert Whittle, Gary Pridgen, Dean Richmond, Russell McPhail, and Royce Robinson. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Baptist Church of Port Saint Joe, and Covenant Care Hospice in memory of Mr. Neel. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at