Neal J. Render, 69, of Garrett, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at The Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. Neal was born March 4, 1951 in Watertown, NY, a son of the late James Render and Helen Render-Shephard. Neal was very active in the Boy Scouts being a troop leader as well as a Cub Master. He also loved the outdoors, fishing and camping. Neal was a proud baseball coach in Garrett, coaching his sons. On Sunday’s you would find him watching a NASCAR race and spending time with family. Neal is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sherry; 2 sons, James of Garrett and Nicolas (Leah) of Fort Wayne; half-brother Donald Shepherd of Willard, OH; 2 half-sisters, Kathy Gayheart and Lorna Shephard-Combs; brother in law, Larry Heyman; and best friend Shaun Howard. Neal was preceded in death by his parents and sister Anita Heyman. A Memorial gathering will be held Sunday December 13, 2020 from 11-3 p.m. at Pinnington Funeral and Cremation Services 502 N. Main St., Auburn, IN. Face masks and social distancing will be required along with a maximum of 25 people allowed in the funeral home at a time. Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with medical expenses.
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