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Russell Joseph “Rusty” Neill, 49, of San Antonio, TX passed away Monday, August 8, 2022.

Rusty was born in Orangeburg, SC, and is a son of William “Bill” and Nicky Coleman Neill.  He was a graduate of Camden High.  Rusty lived in Beaufort before moving to San Antonio, where he pursued his career as an electrician.  Rusty cared and loved his animals and enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents, Rusty is survived by his brothers Ryan and Rhoads Neill, nephew Coleman Neill and niece the late Caitlyn Cooler.

A memorial service for Rusty will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Copeland Funeral Service Chapel- One Copeland Drive, Beaufort, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA organization.

In keeping with the free spirit of Rusty, those attending the memorial service are asked to dress causal.

Online Condolences

  1. Carla Jordan says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this time. Rusty was a joy to know and a true friend to my brother in law Rhett.

  2. Roni says:

    Sincerest, heartfelt condolences to the family.

  3. Elsie Fogle says:

    The Fogle Family has broken hearts today after hearing of your loss. Please know we will keep you in our prayers. Rusty was a free spirit, he enjoyed life so much! Lots of love Elsie & Ozzie

  4. Jim and Jo McLeod says:

    Our hearts go out to you for the loss of Rusty. It’s been so long since we were all together, but we can ever forget the fun times with you, your boys and our boys. We pray that God will give you His peace at such a sad time. Our prayers go out to you and the family.

  5. Wayne metts says:

    Bill and Nicky I will keep you guys in my prayers

  6. Susan (Makla)Lyon says:

    Nicky and Bill, Ryan and Rhoads,

    I am so sorry to learn that Rusty has passed and that we live so far from you. Prayers for your peace and comfort.

    Maybe Chris and Rusty are together.

    Contact me when you are ready to talk.

    Much love, Susan (Makla) Lyon

  7. Diane Huff says:

    Praying for you all today and in the days to come. There are so many good memories to cherish! May God give lasting peace and comfort that only He can give. Love and many blessings…Diane

  8. Kaylan Patrick says:

    My deepest condolences. To rusty’s parents and brothers. Im Rhoades girlfriend and I spent the last months with rusty and I just felt like I needed to come on here and say how much I’m going to miss my dear friend and brother Rusty was always looking out for his little brother and he treated me like family as well. Till his last day he was being the strong fearless guy we knew. I loved hearing all his stories about back in south Carolina I always looked forward to going there with him. Anyways I felt like I needed to get all that off my chest and ease everyone’s mind that he is definitely not in pain anymore and he is waiting for us in a better place. RIP Russell Neill

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