Former Lexington Resident: Neal Maloley (1987-2017)
Neal Fred Maloley, 29, of Kearney, Nebraska, died Saturday, February 4th, 2017, north of Amherst, Nebraska as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
He was born April 15th, 1987, in Kearney, Nebraska, to Fred Mike and Pamela Jo (Johnson) Maloley.
Neal grew up in rural Lexington on the family farm. He attended District #17 rural school, the Lexington Middle School, and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 2005. During his school years Neal participated in most sports. He excelled at golf, wrestling, cross-country, and basketball. He then went on to further his education at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, playing golf and running cross country. He transferred to Southeast Community College.
Neal’s love of the land led him back to the family farm where he farmed with his dad. He was united in marriage to Nicole Hunke on August 10th, 2013, in Kearney. Two daughters were blessed to this marriage; Aleena & Oaklea, the loves of his life.
Neal had a passion for coaching wrestling and coached at Kearney for three years. He also competed in Long Drive golf competitions. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming. Neal’s friends were a huge part of his life, they completed him, they made the rough edges soft, and were always there for him.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lexington.
Neal never knew a stranger, had a beautiful smile that lit up the room, and could carry on a conversation with anyone. His death will leave a void that no one will be able to fill.
Neal is survived by his wife; Nicole Maloley of Kearney, Nebraska; daughters, Aleena & Oaklea of Kearney, Nebraska; his parents, Fred & Pam Maloley of Lexington, Nebraska; two sisters, Tasha (Ken) Hamilton of Kearney, Nebraska, and Stephanie Maloley of Kearney, Nebraska; three nieces, Madyson, Vayda, and Stella; and one nephew, Terran; two grandmothers, Francis Kay Maloley of Lexington, Nebraska, and Sharon Cloyd of Lexington, Nebraska; Godparents, Deb Roberts of Green Lake, Wisconsin, and Jeff Glenn of Denver, Colorado; his beloved fur labrador retriever, Ember; also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends.
Neal was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 9th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Pastor John Shields officiating. The casket will be closed.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorial Book Signing and visiting with the family was held Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the Family for his girls’ Education Fund.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.