Seed Industry Mourns the Loss of Othel Neely

  • On September 16, 2020

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Othel Neely on September 6, 2020. Neely was the Executive Vice President of the Texas Seed Association for 22 years from 1959-1981.

After graduating from Texas A&M in 1948, Neely taught Vocational Agriculture at University High School. In 1959, he became manager of the Texas Seed Trade Association, where he remained until 1981.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ruth Neely; children, Phil and Nancy Neely of Waco; Bob and Elizabeth Neely Baldridge of Plano; Bryan and Ruth Neely Kaminski of Plano; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on their “Tribute Wall”. View the full obituary here.