Brian “Tree” Robert Neal, Tuolumne County resident, passed away March 1, 2018, in Modesto, California. Tree was born March 9, 1974, in Downey, California. Tree was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked in air traffic control. He was known in Tuolumne County for being a tattoo artist.
Tree met Lisa Southern at Jackpot Tattoo in Sonora, and that was all it took, they were married Jan. 26, 2004.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Lisa Marie Southern Neal; his children, Nick and Whitney Ohler and Brandon Ohler, all of Tuolumne; three grandchildren, Landen Ohler, Carson Ohler and soon-to-be baby number three Ohler, of Tuolumne; his siblings, Jennifer Negherbon, Katherine Neal, Lisa Kennedy, David Kennedy, Michael Kennedy and Nick Cooper; his mother, Marsha and Kevin Kennedy; and father, Tim and Jo Ann Neal; and Lisa’s parents, Dick and Carol Southern.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tuolumne Memorial Hall in Tuolumne.
Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.