My father in law, Neal P. King passed away today. Neal's uncle Neal passed away 3 years ago on his father Neals birthday, March 30th, Neal disappeared on March 26th and I felt him leave this earth on March 30th, it has been 2 long years. All three Neal Kings are together and are dearly missed. March is a hard month for us.
So Neal, his grandfather and Uncle (all named Neal) all passed in March of separate years. I don't think we have ever heard much about Neal's dad (?)
ETA: Neal's mom writes in comments that they never told Papaw Neal that young Neal was missing breaks my heart
just wanted to add that I think of Neal often. I believe he is somewhere up there in the hills of Oroville/Berry Creek...
I can't imagine Don Cheatham taking him elsewhere. I think he knew the area very very well.