“Little Walt” O’Neal

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.

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  1. Lil Walt, you will be missed. I loved you and the way you treated my girls. Always made me laugh, taught me how to clam. You join now Elizabeth “Capt” O’Neal your niece. May God give you smooth sailing seas. Rest in His arms peacefully.

  2. Never heard a ill will word come out of your mouth about anyone……One of the best cousins a girl could have……You always had such a big heart, and kind soul towards everyone you met……R.I.P. my cuz…….I love you

  3. Walt you will definitely be missed. All of the guys from Burlington Fire Department have great memories of you. Thanks for welcoming us and taking time to show us part of Ocracoke life. We will miss you our friend.

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