Neal went home to the Lord on Nov. 7, 2009 at the age of 57 after battling lung disease and cancer.
Neal Keithley was born in Tonasket on June 13, 1952. Neal was raised in Tonasket graduating from Tonasket High School in 1971. After high school Neal continued to reside in Tonasket. He served in the Washington National Guard from 1971 through 1977 obtaining the rank of Sgt. E-5.