Neal L. Hetrick Sr.

July 23, 1939 ‒ May 02, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Neal L. Hetrick Sr. 77 of Delaware passed away Tuesday May 2, 2017 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born July 23, 1939 in Sunbury, Ohio the son of the late Robert T. & Ilo (Burton) Hetrick.

Neal worked in maintenance for Sunray Stove Company, and retired after 30 years of service.

He is survived by sons Neal (Brenda) Hetrick Jr. and Robert Hetrick II; daughters Catherine M. Spradlin and Angela J. Hetrick; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; brother Allan Hetrick; sister Nora (Angelo) Jeany; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Alton Hetrick.

Neal loved antique cars, he was the proud owner of a Model A, and 55,56, and 57 Chevy’s, he enjoyed working on restoring these classic cars.

A Memorial service celebrating Neal’s life will be held at a later date.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit . The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is handling arrangements.

  • Neal and Brenda
    So sorry to read this about your dad Neal! I will never forget him—-he was something else! Hadn’t seen him in awhile but always thought of him every time I drove by his house! You and your family are in my prayers—-Jan

  • Mary & Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    You have our deepest sympathy.
    Ron & Debbie Boggs

  • I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29) It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.


  • Sorry to hear about Neal’s passing. He was a great guy to be around. Me and my wife worked the same place with Neal and he was out to help anyone he could. I want to wish his family the best of luck getting through these hard times.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Neal’s passing. I worked with him at Sunray and considered him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • To all the family you have our thoughts and prayers.Glenda and I worked at Sunray with Neal he always wanted to help all those that he could.He will be missed by all that knew him.Tim and Glenda Owens

  • Neal was “One of a Kind”. We had a lot of fun in the old days. He helped some during the summers on our family farm when I was young. He knew how to work and have fun at the same time. He had a great sense of humor with his dry wit . Neal could make anything run. He could make a Chevy engine scream. He was my friend. I will miss him. My respect and condolences to the family.