Memphis BBQ legend dies at 55

Memphis BBQ legend dies at 55

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A big name in Memphis barbecue died Sunday night at his home.

Mark Neely, who operated Neely's Bar-B-Que on Mr. Moriah Road for nearly two decades, died at the age of 55, according to Jim Neely.

Mark was a nephew of barbecue legend Jim Neely--of Neely's Interstate Bar-B-Q.

Mark and his brothers grew up in Whitehaven. They all went to Melrose High School. They opened their first barbecue restaurant in Memphis in 1988.

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