Stephen C. Neas (Steve) – passed away peacefully at ParkWest Hospital after a brief illness. Steve\nserved in the United States Marine Corps Reserves (1966-1972), as well as the United States Army\nReserves (1973-1991), and retired with the rank of Captain. He served as Commander of the Company C 844th Engineer Battalion based in Greeneville TN from 1976 to 1987. Steve was a local State Farm agent for many years as well as a long-time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He sang in the Chancel Choir and served in various roles in support of the church and its community service goals. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Johnson-Neas, sons Brian (Laurel) Neas of Johnson City, Brad (Leah) Neas of Murfreesboro, and stepdaughter Joslyn Livingston of Jonesborough, his beloved grandchildren – Stephanie (Jake) Cowan, Patrick Neas, Maddie Neas, and Coleman Neas, sister Laura Neas Ramsay of Virginia Beach VA, mother-in-law Elizabeth “Tootsie” Hope, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 40 years, Judy Hope Neas, sister Lynda Neas Boardman, parents Cloyd and Sue Neas, and father-in-law Edward Hope. We will all miss his quick wit and ready smile.The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses of ParkWest CCU, Dr John Hance, and Dr Jaime Holbert for their tremendous care and compassion during his illness.\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity UMC Serve Team or Choir Fund. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec 1 from 4-7 PM at Trinity UMC in Greeneville TN, the funeral service will follow at 7PM at Trinity UMC with Rev. Sarah Varnell officiating. Family and friends will meet at Trinity UMC on Friday at 8:15 AM to go in procession to Greenelawn Memory Gardens for the 9:00 AM graveside Service. Gary Ricker, Milton Parham, Jerry Fortner, David Shackleford, Gary Collins, and John Cox will serve as active pallbearers. The United States Marine Corp and Greene County Honor Guard will conduct military graveside honors. Honorary Pallbearers will be his brothers from the Company C 844th Engineer Battalion.