Ellaville, GA—Mr. Edward Lewis Veatch, 87, of Ellaville died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Watson-Giddens Funeral Home with Rev. Clyde Grimsley, Rev. Earl Dunmon and Bro. Troy Fripp officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Sumter County, GA. The family will greet friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM.
Mr. Veatch was born August 4, 1930 in La Fayette, GA to the late William Roberson Veatch and Almedia Melvina Lawrence Veatch. He was a partner in Veatch Foods Inc. doing business as Ellaville Piggly Wiggly. Mr. Veatch had also been a farmer and insurance salesman. He enjoyed sports, bird dogs, field trials and was happiest on the river fishing for catfish or following a bird dog. Mr. Veatch was also known to be able to fix anything. He had served 6 years in the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rilla Veatch; one son, Joel Veatch (Sharon) of Ellaville; one daughter, Christine Morrison (Kent) of Albany, GA; one brother, Carl Veatch (June) of Americus, GA; and one sister, Barbara Jean Stewart of Dunwoody, GA. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Tashia Hughes, Crystal Taylor (Jamie), Stephanie Liggett (Chris), Michael Morrison, Adam Morrison, Trey Morrison (Allison); and seven great grandchildren, James, Wesley, Katie, Meredith, Carter, Eliza and Lilly.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Shriners Hospital or Georgia Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Pallbearers are Michael Morrison, Adam Morrison, Trey Morrison, Jamie Taylor, James Perkins Hughes and Wesley Hughes.
Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA is in charge of arrangements.