MACON William Forrest Veal passed away July 5, 2010 at the age of 80. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Vineville United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Visitation with the family will be held at the church directly following the service.
William was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many. A lifelong Macon resident, he graduated from Lanier High School in 1947. An outstanding athlete, he lettered in four sports his senior year and played baseball briefly in the St. Louis Browns organization after graduating. He was a fixture in the athletic scene for his entire life as a salesman at Charlie Wood Sporting Goods in downtown Macon and an active member of Riverside Golf and Country Club.
He is survived by his wife Adelaide (Teenie); his sons, Gary Veal (J.J. Giddens) of McCormick, S.C., Ken Veal (Karen Sims) of Greensboro, N.C., Bobby Veal (Mary Anne Brent) of Advance, N.C., Jimmy Veal (Sharon Cansler) of Canton, Ga., and Wayne Veal (Beth Wingate) of Valdosta, Ga.; his brothers Inman Veal (Mary Frank) of Gray, Ga., and Donnie Veal (Deanne) of Tifton, Ga.; his grandchildren Jodi, Andy, Ashley, Christopher, Matthew, Alicia, Katie Beth and Wesley, and his great-grandchildren Nathan, Caroline and Emileigh.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Vineville United Methodist General Fund, (2045 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204) or a charity of your choice.