Daniel Fisher Nealon, age 88 of Gallatin, formerly of Paris, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the V.A. Medical Center in Nashville.
A native of Henry County, Tennessee, he was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel F. Nealon Sr. and Anne Swinney Nealon; sister, Virginia N. Butler. Mr. Nealon was a graduate of Grove High School Class of 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was a sonar man on Destroyer Mine Sweeper-40 on the USS Knight. He graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science. Since childhood he held a strong interest in music, and especially music of the Church. While living in Paris, he served as organist for First Methodist Church and Grace Episcopal Church. He maintained friendships with many noted church musicians and pipe organ builders throughout the United States. He worked for RC Capra Organs and the James McEvers Company. He was a member of the American Guild of Organists.
He is survived by his sister, Sarah Vincent of Gallatin; nephews, Charles Butler (Suzanne) of Paris, Stuart Vincent (Debbie) of Gallatin, Douglas N. Vincent of Dickson, Christopher Vincent (Wendy) of Gallatin; nieces, Genie Tinsley (Ed) of Dickson, Alice Looney of Murfreesboro; great nephews and nieces, Harrison Tinsley, Kurt Vincent (Sarah B.), Aaron Vincent, Bradley Vincent, Heath Vincent, Ryan Vincent, Sarah Tinsley Ross (Jason), Rebecca Tinsley, Maizie Vincent, and Nancy Butler Ott; and five great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gallatin with Bishop Clark Maxfield officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until time of service at the church. On Saturday, January 17, 2015, He will lie in state at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Paris, Tennessee from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon, and will then proceed to the Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, Tennessee for Interment with Military Honors. President Clyde Sulcer will officiate the graveside service. Family will serve as pallbearers.
Anderson Funeral Home, 202 E. Main Street, Gallatin, TN is in charge of the arrangements. (615) 461-7777, www.andersonfuneralhome.org