Lawrence Jim B. Veal Jr.

January 15, 1931August 15, 2013

Lawrence B. (Jim) Veal, Jr. of Sandy Springs, GA passed away on August 15, 2013. He was born January 15, 1931 in Rutledge, GA, however his mother, Martha, and father Lawrence, Sr. (Turk) moved with Jim the next day to their home in Conyers, GA. He grew up in Conyers and graduated from Conyers High School in 1947. He was Class President during his high school years. He attended North Georgia College and the University of Georgia where he played in the school orchestras of both and he graduated from Georgia State University. He then joined the U.S. Army Reserve and spent eight years in the active reserve with the 81st Infantry Division. He entered the Aetna Casualty and Surety Co, and later the Continental Insurance Co. where he retired after thirty years. He then worked with a Travel Agency, the travel desk for ten years and retired again. He started playing trombone in the eighth grade and went on to play in marching bands in college and with dance bands through the years. He last played with the New Horizons Band. He did volunteer work with the Dorothy Benson Senior Complex in Sandy Springs where he worked in the fitness center. He is survived by his daughter, Marcy McDaniel and granddaughter, Chelsea McDaniel and several cousins. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013, in Eastview Cemetery, Conyers, Georgia.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 25, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2013
  • Burial Service Monday, August 26, 2013

Lawrence Jim B. Veal Jr.

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August 26, 2013

Hi. I started working with Jim at Continental in 1964 and continued working with him until 1985. In 1979 I moved into Stonington Condos where Jim was already living. I always enjoyed Jim as a co-worker and a neighbor. He was a great friend and musician. He will be greatly missed. Betsy Cozine

Ps. 34:18 ~ Kim

August 26, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

August 25, 2013

We met Jim at Benson many years ago and valued him as a good friend. He was the personification of the term "gentle man" We always enjoyed his company and will miss him greatly. We're so sorry for your loss, but remember him fondly.

Betty and Colin Chisholm

Ron Gilmore

August 25, 2013

I played trombone with Jim in the Sandy Springs New Horizons Band for many years. There were extended periods when Jim and I were the only trombones. We always had a good time and played good music. I sorely missed Jim after he was forced to give up the band several years ago. The band missed Jim, but more importantly, I missed Jim sitting beside me at practices and concerts.
I was sad to learn of Jim's passing and extend my sincere condolences to his family.

Marilyn/Jim Anderson

August 24, 2013

Jim Veal was a wonderful person to converse with. We met him at the Sandy Springs Benson Center and looked forward to his conversations with us at lunch on Fridays there.
Jim loved reading and particularly enjoyed books of "sayings".

His presence is missed (but, remembered) at "Jim's table" at Benson.

Jim & Marilyn Anderson


August 23, 2013

So sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories of Veal live on forever in your heart and mind. MT.22:32