Walton Leroy “Little Walt” O’Neal Jr., 46, died Saturday (Sept. 1) in his Ocracoke residence.
Born July 1, 1972, in St. Petersburg, Florida, he was a son of Walton L. O’Neal, Sr. and Janice Sue Crawford O’Neal.
“Little Walt” graduated from Bainbridge High School in Bainbridge, Georgia, and worked for the N.C. Ferry Division.
He loved fishing and was known to be a very generous person with a big heart.
In addition to his parents, “Little Walt” is survived by a brother, Carl O’Neal and wife, Serina, of Ocracoke; two nieces, MacKenzie O’Neal of Ocracoke, and Paison May Birge of Seattle, Washington; two nephews, Chandler O’Neal of Ocracoke, and Jackie Dean Birge, Jr. of Seattle, Washington.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Dean Birge.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, officiated by the Revs. Richard Bryant and Ivey Belch.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Ocracoke United Methodist Church
Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh Street, Manteo, is assisting the O’Neal family.
Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.