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Gene Veal, BOGART, Ga.

Published May 22nd, 2012 10:08 pm

Eugene Breedlove Veal (June 15, 1929-May 19, 2012) 82 years, of Bogart, GA, Oconee County, died on May 19, 2012.
He was born on June 15, 1929, in Deepstep, GA, to Oscar Franklin Veal & Eugenia B. Veal.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Martha Jane Veal, of Bogart, GA; his children, Franklin Veal and wife, Lori, David Veal and wife, Susan, Beverly Bonner and husband, Dan. He had 5 grandchildren, Meg Veal, Lauren Burrell, Eric Veal, Sandy & Chad Dorsey, Wes & Lauren Bonner; and five great-grandchildren, Rilla Veal, Carson Burrell, Addison Dorsey, Dean Dorsey, Owen Dorsey.
Gene had two brothers and two sisters, the late Dr. Curtis F. Veal, Margaret Hodges, Virginia Merola and surviving brother, Dr. Glenn Veal.
Gene married Martha Jane Veal at First United Methodist in Deepstep, GA. She was the love of his life and he believed she was the one who made him to be a better man.
Mr. Veal was a graduate of Georgia Military Preparatory School and College, University of Richmond, VA. He spent his life in the dairy business from the time he was a young boy milking cows, a young man running his business at Magnolia Creamery and then spending over 28 years with Pet Milk Company, where he retired as Vice-President in 1986.
His career took them to Macon, GA, Winder, GA, Johnson City, TN, and then back home to Georgia for the last 12 years. He was dedicated to Jesus Christ and spent many years as a teacher, on committees and giving leadership to the community mission of ACTS.
He was an outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, boating, and gardening. Though he enjoyed many things throughout his life, his greatest joy, accomplishment and legacy is his family.
Funeral services were Monday, May 21, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. the chapel of Lord and Stephens, West, Bogart, GA. Graveside services were Monday, May 21, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at Deepstep Cemetery, Deepstep, GA.