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Robert Oneal

September 17, 1976 — June 29, 2022

Robert Eugene John Massie Oneal, 45,passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Robert was born September 17, 1976, in Arcadia, FL to Robert and Paula Oneal.  He lived the majority of his life in Arcadia, and the last year and a half in Murphy North Carolina.

Robert was a member of Trinty Methodist Church in Arcadia, Florida and attended the Grace Presbyterian Church in Blairsville.

He graduated from DeSoto High School in 1995. He owned and operated Subway franchise from 2003 to 2006. He later became corrections officer at DeSoto Correctional Institution in DeSoto County, Florida.

Robert battled serious illness since January 2018, and died while attending church Wednesday evening. He is now at peace. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Oneal; grandmother, Janet Massie; grandfather, John Massie; grandfather, Hubert Oneal; grandmother, Maxine Oneal.  He is survived by his mother, Paula Oneal; wife Lynne Oneal; children, Maxine Oneal, Jasmin Oneal, and Sarah Oneal; step-children, Brandy Samson, Samantha Roberge, and Jason Dreyer.  He is also survived by his sister, Aine Massie; nephews; Nosha Oneal, Khyree Oneal, Wolfie Tohauson, Dana Massie, and Kyle Massie; niece, Skye Massise.  Robert is also survived by three step-granddaughters.

A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church on Fri. July 22 at 11:30. A second memorial service will be held at Trinity Methodist Church in Arcadia, Florida at a later date.

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