Neil was born in Enid, Oklahoma on April 10, 1952 to Rosetta (Patocka) and Hugh Felber. His life journey ended peacefully July 2, 2019 after a brief battle with lung cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Denise; and three daughters, Amanda Felber, Sarah Felber and children, Ethan and Elissa Felber of Topeka, Kansas and Jenny Harshman and husband, Thomas of Lewisville, Texas. Neil is also survived by his brother, Rod Felber and two sisters, Nelda Ream and Laura Hackney, along with their families.
Neil graduated with a Master's Degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1974. He earned his CPA and had a 36 year career in accounting. He retired from American Electric Power Company in 2010 and spent the last eight years enjoying his vegetable garden and beautiful yard.
Neil developed his green thumb and handy man skills on the family farm with activities ranging from cutting wheat to working on equipment. A Farmer's Almanac was an annual Christmas present. His garden provided fresh food to community kitchens, neighbors and his wife's office. He was always available to provide a hand or share a joke.
Family was an integral part of his life. He viewed his job as a father to be very important. He had so many life lessons to share.
In keeping with his commitment to shared learning and education, he had donated his body to OSU Medical School.
During the short period of his illness Neil experienced a living memorial. His friends and family would call, provide transportation, organize lunches, and come to the St. John's Hospital and Clarehouse (hospice) to share memories. Those contacts were so important to him. The family greatly appreciated those contacts and want to thank everyone for the gift of their time.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Clarehouse, Tulsa, OK or Children's Hospital, Dallas, TX.