Orthopedic Surgeon Cecil Neville Dies at Age 87
Cecil H. Neville, Jr., M.D., passed away on June 6, 2022, at St. Joseph’s of the Pines in Southern Pines, North Carolina. He was 87 years old.
He spent his career as an orthopedic surgeon, founding Pinehurst Orthopedics in Pinehurst, North Carolina and serving patients at Moore Regional Hospital. He also started Diagnostic Orthopedics in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he reviewed medical records and served as an expert witness.
Neville also served as a past president of the North Carolina Orthopedic Association and as a board member of The O’Neal School in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He served as U.S. Navy physician in both Pensacola, Florida and Norfolk, Virginia.
He loved sports and the outdoors too. He was an avid outdoorsman and marksman and was a member of the Roanoke & Tar River Gun Club and Camp Fire Club of America in Chappaqua, New York.
According to his obituary, Neville “spent a lifetime sharing many fascinating detailed and humorous stories from these experiences with family and friends.”
Neville was born on March 17, 1935, in Scotland Neck, North Carolina to Dr. Cecil Howell Neville, Sr. and Martha Evans Neville.
He grew up in Scotland Neck, attending the high school there. He then graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a Bachelor of Science in Medicine in 1957. He met his wife, Stella Cater Baxley, there and they married in Macon, Georgia on December 27, 1957. Then Neville earned his medical degree from The University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1960.
He completed internships and residencies in general and orthopedic surgery at the University of Arkansas and Medical College of Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2021 and is survived by his son Evans Neville and wife Leigh, his daughter Kathleen Neville Kershner and husband Matthew of Stafford, Virginia and his grandchildren.