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David "Sonny" O'Neal, 88 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, March 3, 2022 at his home.

David was born on January 8, 1934 in Marvell, AR, the son of Thomas and Lottie Mae (Densmore) O'Neal. He married Shirley Bennett on November 2, 1957 in Camanche, IA. David worked at IL Forge for 39.5 years, retiring in 1995. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling all over the country. Some of his favorite places to go were Las Vegas and going up to Wisconsin to fish. David also enjoyed bowling and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two sons, Paul (Christy) O'Neal of Lone Rock, WI and Bruce (Shelley) O'Neal of Rock Falls; five grandchildren, Jason (Michelle) O'Neal, Justin (Kari) O'Neal, Bryan O'Neal, Jaime Carlson, and Amber Eng; fifteen great grandchildren, Kalee, Mia, Janae, Bree, Anna, Nathan, Ryley, Payton, Dylan, Brady, Kacylah, Kensley, Breanna, Kaitlin, and Dylan; two great, great grandsons, Zander and Ka'Marion; and special grandson, Robert Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter-in-law, Cheryl O'Neal; one great granddaughter in infancy, Kianna; four brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the church with Pastor Dalmus Meeks, officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.