Clayton James Neal, 47, Pocatello, passed away, October 30, 2021. Clayton was born on March 14, 1974 to James Neal and Marchelle Neal in Pocatello Idaho. Clay was the youngest of 12 children growing up, mostly in McCammon Idaho.
Clay attended Mountain View Elementary, Marsh Valley Middle School then moved to Pocatello and went to Pocatello High School. Clay later got his GED and started classes at ISU to become a drug and alcohol counselor. He met Nickcole Young, they married and had two amazing boys Alen James Eugene Neal and Ayden Marshall Neal. Clay loved his boys very much and was so proud of them.
Clay worked various jobs in the restaurant industry but had to go on disability due to a back injury. Clay enjoyed hunting and fishing, really all things having to do outdoors in nature. Clay loved all things cars from a very young age. As soon as he could walk, he really just ran all over making car sounds and acting like he had a steering wheel in his hands to get to where he was going. He was a pretty good backyard mechanic at a young age and loved working on cars.
He is preceded in death by his son Brandon George Neal, dad James Neal and stepmom Jeanne Neal, mom Marchelle Neal and stepdad Camp Neal, his brothers Alvin Neal, Bryon Neal, and sisters Pam Tarbot, and Annetta Johansen. Survived by his siblings Chris Neal of Billings, MT, Mike Neal, Tresia (Allen) Pierson of Pocatello, ID, Dale Neal of Payette ID, Angela (Toad) Christiansen, April May, Wyatt (Alicia) Reese all of Pocatello ID, many nieces and nephews and cousins.
Clay always lived life exactly the way he wanted to. Through all of Clay's struggles he was always ready to greet you with a big smile and a great big hug. We will all miss that! Services will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com
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