Loran Pierce “LP” O’Neal, Jr., 86, of Avon, NC died Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at his home.
A native of Kinnakeet, he was born August 15, 1934, to the late Ida Mae Meekins and Loran P. O’Neal.
Upon graduation from Cape Hatteras School, LP joined the United States Coast Guard. He served his country honorably retiring as a Senior Chief after 20 years. He was also a self-employed commercial fisherman for many years.
A member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, he was a model boat builder who enjoyed crabbing, fishing, and cooking.
LP is survived by three daughters, Ethel O’Neal Carter (Jeff) of Fulton, NY, Pamela S. O’Neal of Richland, NJ, and Mary E. O’Neal of Florence, SC; two sons, Loran P. “Buddy” O’Neal III (Stephanie) and Clifton F.L. O’Neal both of Avon, NC; ten grandchildren, Ursinio, Melanie, Nicholas, Sarah, Loran IV, David, Brian, Ida, Cody, and Xana; and ten great-grandchildren, Jasmine, McKayla, Chase, Avah, Jaiden, Cylus, Zayden, Hayden, Alexis, and Athena.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Gray O’Neal; two daughters, Patricia M. Montalvo and Angela D. Touchet; and his sister, Patricia Mae Dack.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s UMC. PO Box 129 Avon, NC 27915.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.