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Thomas Houghton O'Neil

June 1, 1946 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Thomas O'Neil Obituary

SFC (Ret) Thomas Houghton O’Neil (Sarge), age 77, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on December 17, 2023 after a long fight with cancer. 

Thomas was born on June 1, 1946 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, to the late James Edward O’Neil and late Carolyn Houghton O’Neil.

After school, Thomas worked for the US Army and later as a JROTC High School Instructor. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Business and lived in many different places such as Hanau, Germany; Mainz, Germany; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Naples, Florida; and Clayton, Georgia.

Thomas enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, and being involved in the local VFW Post 4570.

In addition to his parents, Thomas is preceded in death by his son, James J. O’Neil, and first wife, Karen O’Neil.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Cynthia Thompson O’Neil; children, Thomas H. O’Neil Jr. (Candace Metcalfe), Kelley M. Hamilton, Josh Dubѐ (Racheal Dubѐ), Aaron Dubѐ (Misty Waltz); brother, Robert (Bob) O’Neil; grandchildren, Jennifer Pierce, Stacey Chaffee (Macayla Chaffee), Shannon O’Neil, Andrew O’Neil, Elijah O’Neil, Meghan O’Neil, Karen Hamilton, Ace Dubѐ, Ferralye Dubѐ, Atlas Metcalfe-O’Neil, Atticus Metcalfe-O’Neil, Elora Dubѐ; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan O’Neil, Adrianna O’Neil, Mckayla Pierce, Cailee McKinney, Briar McKinney, and Iris Chaffee.

A visitation will be held 7:00pm-9:00pm Friday, December 22, 2023 at Beck Funeral Home. A service to honor the life of Thomas O’Neil will be on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 1:00pm in the Beck Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Rabun Memory Park in Tiger, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Thomas O’Neil asks that donations be made to VFW Post #4570. Donations can be mailed to PO BOX 1103, Clayton, Georgia, 30525.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the family of Thomas O’Neil. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at

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December 22, 2023

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Beck Funeral Home
898 Hwy 441 South
Clayton, GA 30525

Funeral Service
December 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Beck Funeral Home Chapel
898 Hwy 441 South
Clayton, GA 30525

Interment following funeral service
December 23, 2023

Rabun Memory Park, Georgia
5 Strawberry Lane
Tiger, GA 30576


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