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Neal Gwynn McCullen, 63, owner of Port City Plantscapes

Neal Gwynn McCullen
Neal Gwynn McCullen

WILMINGTON — Neal Gwynn McCullen, 63, of Dogwood Drive, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Born Aug. 6, 1955, in Sampson County, Neal was the son of the late Lemus Otto and Lois Tew McCullen. Neal sold cars for many years with his father Otto in Clinton before moving to Wilmington and starting his own landscaping business.

As owner of Port City Plantscapes, he crafted many yards from blank canvas into a beautiful space that he and his many clients were proud of. Neal was a passionate lover of music and all things UNC Tar Heels.

Neal is survived by his three sisters, Debbie McCullen Lewis of Wilmington, Caroline McCullen Gautier, and her husband, Ronnie, of Turkey and Kimberly McCullen Thompson, and her husband, Ryan, of Utah; brother, Tracy McCullen, and his wife, Dorothy Papadakos, of Wilmington; several nieces and nephews; and his black tabby cat, Zuma.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caring staff at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in the last moments of Neal’s life.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, at Bass Lake, Clinton. The family will greet friends following the service at the lake. Later that day, there will be a celebration of Neal’s life from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Carolina Yacht Club, Wrightsville Beach.

In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations may be made in Neal’s memory to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Share online condolences with the family at Royal-Hall Funeral Home, Clinton.

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