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05/18/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Harry Veazey

Harry Lee Veazey
(11 Dec 1938 - 15 May 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1956

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    I was saddened this Saturday morning to read of the death of    Harry Veazey, voted the Most Likely Succeed boy in the Class of 1956.

     Brother of    Steve Veazey ('60) of VA and    Brenda Veazey Keech ('62) of NC, Harry passed away at home in Newport News on Monday, May 15, 2013 at the age of 74. 

      He was preceded in death by his mother,   Norma Tilley Veazey (10 Dec 1919 - 28 Oct 2008) and his son,    Michael Veazey, Ferguson High School Class of @ 1981 (07 Dec 1963 - 27 Apr 2011).

From the Daily Press - 05/18/13:

            Harry L. Veazey


    NEWPORT NEWS - Harry L. Veazey, 74, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at home with his family by his side.

Harry was born December 11, 1938 in Durham, NC and moved to Newport News in 1942.

Proceeding him in death are his son, Michael and parents, Leon and Norma Veazey.

He was a member of the National Guard. Sports was a big part of Harry's life. He especially liked the Washington Redskins, Detroit Tigers and UNC Tarheels.

Special thanks to Dr. J. Travers Edwards for the many years of wonderful care and to his special neighbors for their support, especially Andy Straub.

 Harry Veazey
  At Harry's request no funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, contributions maybe made to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on May 18, 2013.

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May 18,

Just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a good man, although through our "younger" years, he was always quiet when it came to some of our ways. Ha Ha If you are the family need anything, give me a call. Take care, and the Veazey family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Scott Mizelle


May 18, 2013  

David, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Randy Hollowell, Poquoson, Virginia

May 18, 2013

Dear Brenda and Veazey Family, I know it is so hard to let someone go that you love so much. I am so sorry for your loss.

May 18, 2013


I have only fond memories of all the times I spent with you watching games, drinking beer, and talking sports. You will be remembered as a "great guy" by all. Thank you for enriching my life. RIP.

~ Jim Bundick, Williamsburg, Virginia

May 18, 2013

Dear Brenda and Steve,
So sorry to read about the passing of your brother. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Sally and Steve Seltzer


May 18, 2013

Dear Steve, I was so very sorry to learn of Harry's passing. He was a true gentlemen. We were in the VARNG together in the sixties. I loved being around him. He was a quiet man, but if you knew him, he had a lot of wit. He loved sports. He will be missed..


May 18, 2013

Dear Steve and the Veazey family...please accept my deepest and most sincere sorrow for the loss of this great man. I remember the baseball/softball memories of so many years ago and always looked forward to seeing Harry and talking sports and the old gang. He will be missed by all. His memory and friendly spirit will remain with us forever. Be well, my friend(s). Best Always, Henry Hughes

May 18, 2013

Dear Joyce, David, Steve and Brenda and grandchildren, We want to let you know how sorry we are to hear of Harry's passing. He was a wonderful person who never said a bad word about anyone. We remember him helping us paint the Boys Club on Hilton Boulevard on Jefferson Avenue. He did the picture of a man and boy on the wall. It was so impressive. I want to thank Harry for our friendship through the years. With all our love, Mickey and Carol Marcella

~ Mickey and Carol Marcella, Newport News, Virginia

May 18, 2013

Dear Steve and Brenda and family,
Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences in the passing of your older brother, Harry. He certainly will be missed by friends and family. You are in our prayers. 

~ Steve and Claudia Corum

May 18, 2013

Dear Steve, Brenda, and family
We are very sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I have fond memories of gathering at Ed's, spending time discussing the sport of the season with Harry and friends. Harry was a fine person and will be missed by all who had the privilege to have known him.

~ Bobby and Phyllis Fixx, Yorktown, Virginia

May 18, 2013

So sorry to hear about your brother. Remember your brother as such a good person and neighbor as we grew up together in Stuart Gardens.
My thoughts are with you.

May 19, 2013

I remember Harry well from NNHS days. He was a great guy and respected by all his classmates. It was an honor to have known him. I have good memories of during those days.

May 19, 2013

Dear Brenda and family. I'm so sorry to hear about Harry's passing. Please know that the Burroughs family are sending our heartfelt condolences to you and the Veazey family.

May 19, 2013

To Steve and the Veazey family
I remember fondly our adventures with Harry in Newport News High School. He was a fine man and a joy to be around. Our prayers are with you.

~ Jim Hunsucker, Williamsburg, Virginia 

May 20, 2013

Just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Harry's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

~ Jean Beach Nelms, Fort Mill, South Carolina


May 20, 2013

Steve and Veazey Family,
Harry is a reminder of the good old days, Stuart Gardens, baseball, Jack Powers, the memories go on and on.
I enjoyed Harry, he was easy to be with, my prayers are with you all-God Bless!


May 20, 2013


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Harry's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

For All the Saints

- Lyrics by William W. How (1823-1897) , 1864
Music (Sine Nomine) by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), 1906

For all the saints
who from their labors rest,
Who thee by faith
before the world confessed.
Thy name, O Jesus,
be forever blest.

Thou wast their Rock,
their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their captain
in the well-fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear,
their one true light.

O may Thy soldiers,
faithful, true, and bold,
Fight as the saints
who nobly fought of old,
And win with them
the victor's crown of gold.

And when the strife is fierce,
the warfare long,
Steals on the ear
the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave again,
and arms are strong.

From earth's wide bounds,
from ocean's farthest coast,
Thro' gates of pearl
streams in the countless host,
Singing to Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost,

"For All the Saints" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 04/17/07

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

National Guard Logo courtesy of - 05/18/13

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