Milledge Joseph “M.J.” O’Neal Jr., age 75, of Rome passed away Wednesday July 12, 2023 at a local hospital.
M.J. was born August 24, 1947 in Rome GA. to the late Milledge Joseph O’Neal Sr. and Eula Johnson O’Neal. M.J. owned and operated O’Neal Flooring for many years. M.J. was preceded in death by his wife Lois Minter O’Neal of 55 years and his children Tony O’Neal and Stacey Rodriguez plus his siblings John O’Neal, Tommy O’Neal, James O’Neal, Shirley Garrett, Velma Garrett, Frances Madrie, Linda Madrie, and Sue O’Neal.
Survivors include his children Melissa O’Neal (Deric) Williams, and Jody (Heather) O’Neal; grandchildren: Colby O’Neal, Zach O’Neal, Christopher Williams, Zander Williams, Cameron (Caitlin) O’Neal, Abigail O’Neal, Jakob Rodriguez, Cruz Rodriguez, Mason O’Neal, and Callen O’Neal; great grandson: Axson O’Neal; daughter-in-law, Julie O'Neal; son-in-law, Francisco Rodriguez; siblings: Diane (James) Rose, Richard (Debra) O’Neal, and Teddy O’Neal; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday July 16, 2023 at Salmon Funeral Home, with Cameron O’Neal officiating. Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service hour on Sunday at Salmon Funeral, 2516 New Calhoun Hwy NE, Rome GA. 30161.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Milledge Joseph “M.J.” O’Neal.