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Dr. Lynn W. Neill, Sr.

Obituary for Dr. Lynn W. Neill, Sr.

July 11, 1932 - April 20, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 85

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Lynn Joined the Larger Life on April 20, 2018 – Trusting in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Known affectionately to family and friends as "Possum" or "Dr. Possum", he will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched.

Born in Winters, Texas, July 11th, 1932 to Henry Paul Neill and Mozelle Wilson Neill, he lived throughout West Texas with his sisters Mary Cochran Schlottman and Margie Forrest. He graduated from Ballinger High School in 1949 and was known for his loving, gracious, and humble nature.

With support from his mentor, Dr. Charles Bailey, Sr. (wife Catherine), he attended Texas Christian University with Dr. Charles Bailey, Jr. – a lifelong friend – from 1949-1953, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1957 where he was President of Alpha Kappa Kappa fraternity and a member of Mu Delta, an Honorary Medical Service Society. Dr. Neill served in the U.S. Air Force, beginning with an internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Hospital in El Paso, Texas, before serving as an Aviation Medical Examiner and Flight Surgeon in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Neill completed his anesthesiology residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and was certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in 1964. Dr. Neill was also recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Anesthesiologists in 1965.

Dr. Neill entered private practice in El Paso, Texas, where he was a co-founder of Anesthesia Consultants Associated and helped establish the Surgical Center of El Paso. Dr. Neill developed an interest in pain management and became a founding member of the Texas Pain Society in 1989. He was certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine from 1996 to 2006. He held memberships in: American Medical Association, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, El Paso and Bexar County Medical Societies, and the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Neill worked and lived in El Paso until 2007. Upon retiring to San Antonio, Texas, he continued to work part-time at Theda Oaks Surgical Center.

He was a member of The Church of St. Clement of El Paso where he served in a variety of roles, most notably as Acolyte Master for several generations of church youth. He volunteered as a team physician for El Paso High School athletics, offering physicals and sideline support for their football team.

Dr. Neill is survived by his wife of 40 years, MaryLynn VanZandt Neill, his sister Mary Cochran Schlottman, as well as his six children: Lynn Jr (wife Jeanne), Mark (wife Kelly), Kyle, Denise (husband Ray), Blair (wife Nicole), and Bailey. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Preston (wife Deshka), Laurie (husband Gary), Taylor (wife Mckensie), Tracy, Forrest, Shea Marie, Brooks, and Brenner, and his great grandchildren: Mozelle, Merida, and Wade.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Dr. Neill's name to the following organizations that he loved and supported: Presbyterian Mo Ranch Assembly (Hunt, Texas), The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, or The Church of St. Clement. Lynn was also a long-time subscriber to "The Word Among Us" magazine and a subscription supporting the publication would honor him.

Services will be held in El Paso, Texas, at The Church of St. Clement in June. Arrangements are still being finalized.

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