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Bige Donald Veal

July 20, 2019
Bige Donald Veal
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Bige Donald Veal, 81, passed away peacefully at his home on Tremont Road Saturday, July 20, 2019. He was the son of the late Bige and Neva McKinley Veal. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise Wardlow Veal and their children, Pamela Veal Sutton (Danny) of Rochelle, Minnon Veal (Teresa) of Cordele, Tim Veal (Edna) of Cordele, and Tanya Veal (Stacey) of Cordele. He is also survived by his grandchildren Regan Veal of Valdosta, Bige Veal of Cordele, Cassie Sutton of Athens, and Olivia Veal of Cordele. He was preceded in death by his sister, Clarice Veal Smith, and niece, Katrina Smith-Beck. He was a 1956 graduate of East Crisp High School and received a Bachelor of Science from The University of Georgia School of Forestry, where he was a member of the Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Honor Society. He was a lifelong Crisp County farmer and the owner and operator of Veal Farms. He was very active in his community as the President of the Tremont Community Club, a member of Penia Baptist Church, a previous director of the Crisp County Farm Bureau, and a member of both the Georgia Watermelon Association and Crisp County Young Farmers. He served as chairman of the Crisp County Board of Education and was also a member of the Georgia School Board Association. A Master Mason and a past Worshipful Master of the Arabi Masonic Lodge, he was a current member of the Sycamore Masonic Lodge #210 and a member of the Knights Temple. Throughout his life, he was an active member of the Crisp County Cougar Band Boosters, supporter of the Wilcox County Patriots, a contributing member of the NRA and an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. Above all, he loved his family and his four grandchildren, to whom he will forever be remembered as their “Daddy Don.” Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM in the Chapel of Rainey Funeral Services. The Burial will follow at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilcox County. The family will receive friends on Monday, Jul 22, 2019 from 3:00 until 4:00 PM at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association 225 East 2nd Street Tifton, GA 31794 or American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.


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Visitation

Monday

22

Jul

3:00 PM 7/22/2019 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 7/22/2019 4:00:00 PM
Rainey Family Funeral Services

1415 E. 24th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015

Rainey Family Funeral Services
1415 E. 24th Avenue Cordele 31015 GA
United States

Service

Monday

22

Jul

4:00 PM 7/22/2019 4:00:00 PM
Rainey Family Funeral Services

1415 E. 24th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015

Rainey Family Funeral Services
1415 E. 24th Avenue Cordele 31015 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Union Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

4267 Cemetery Road
Pitts, GA 31072

4267 Cemetery Road Pitts 31072 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimers Association - Tifton

225 East 2nd Street
Tifton, GA 31794

American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231

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