BADGE 113 & 551
SDPD 08/22/1951 - 11/11/1970
01/14/1928 - 04/20/1990
Funeral services for Larry W. McNeese, former mayor of Palisade, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church of Palisade with the Rev. Ron Walker officiating. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. to- day and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Burial will be in Palisade Cemetery. A graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Walker and the Masonic Memorial Lodge.

Mr. McNeese, 137 E. Fifth St., Palisade, died Friday in St. Mary's Hospital. He was 62.
He had been a resident of Palisade since 1971. He spent the last eight years as mayor of Palisade, stepping down earlier this month.

He served two years on the town board of trustees before becoming mayor. He also owned and operated a ranch. He was a supervisor at the San Diego Police Department from 1951 to 1971.

Mr. McNeese was born Jan. 14, 1928, to L.V. and Hattie Viola Windham McNeese in Chilton, Texas. He spent his childhood and graduated from high school in
Texas. He attended Mesa Community College in San Diego. He married Dorothy Nelson on April 21, 1951, in Yuma, Ariz. She survives. She is a computer consultant.

Mr. McNeese was a member of First Baptist Church in El Cajon, Calif. He was chairman of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado in 1986, 1987 and 1989 and chairman of Tri-State Oil Shale Action Committee from 1986 until his death. He also served as chairman of the Mesa County Small-Business Incubator Program Board.

He was a member of the Palisade Chamber of Commerce and received the group's Outstanding Citizen Award in 1985. He also was a member of the Royal Arch Masons of California, El Capitan Chapter 149, and the Palisade Masonic Lodge, Chapter 125, A.F.&A.M. He served in the Texas State Guard.

Other survivors include two sons, Keith of San Diego, and Scott of Mesa, Arizona; a brother L.V. Jr. of Waco, Texas; five sisters, Margaret McKenzie of Kennedy, Texas, Lena Kinney of San Diego, Louise Moore of Cleburn, Texas, Frances Milam of Fullerton, Calif., and Allein McNeese of Chula Vista, Calif.; and one granddaughter.
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