Obituary for Charles Veazey LeCraw Sr On September 28, 2018, after a brief illness, C. Veazey LeCraw, Sr, age 92, went to be with his Lord, whom he has served and worshipped his entire life. He was born on October 4, 1925 in Atlanta, GA to Col. Roy Conway LeCraw and Julia Adams LeCraw. Veazey had 4 brothers: Buck, Connie, Julian, and Rupert. He grew up in Atlanta, earned his Eagle Scout badge in Troop 1, and attended Boys High, where he was a football running back and star player. He wanted to be a pilot during WWII, so he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps prior to graduation and entered service on March 20, 1944. The impending end of the war resulted in his not pursuing that dream, and he was honorably discharged on November 2, 1945. He enrolled at Georgia Tech, and graduated in 1949 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Humble Oil and Lockheed; he was very proud to be on the design team for the (then) new C-130 Hercules. After Lockheed, Veazey became a builder, and worked with his brothers and father on many projects in the Atlanta area. He was an avid philatelist and fiercely loyal to Georgia Tech sports and the Atlanta Falcons. In the early months of 1952, his best friend set him up on a blind date with a Delta Air Lines stewardess, Sherla Meleese Miller, and 8 months later they married. They celebrated 57 years together. They had three children: Chuck (Alison), Chris (Jan), and Jody Carter (Sid). He was a 3rd generation lifetime member and very active in his church, North Avenue Presbyterian, where he was a Deacon, Elder, and Elder Emeritus. He is predeceased by his wife Sherla and three brothers. He is survived by brother Rupert (Gini), his three children, his seven grandchildren: Megan, Melissa, Ali, Will, Chris Jr., Matt, and Jimmy, and his eight great-grandchildren: Savannah, Nicklaus, Everly, Austin, Alex, Elysa, Quinn, and Kit. Veazey will be remembered by friends and family for his heart of grace and mercy, his love for his family – immediate and extended, and his intense love for his Lord and Savior Jesus. Veazey had one simple line on the first page of his Bible: “Lord, meet me in these pages as I read.” A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at North Avenue Presbyterian Church, 607 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308. There will be a reception and visitation following the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Veazey’s memory to the World Missions ministry at North Avenue Presbyterian Church. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Charles Veazey LeCraw Sr please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Celebration of Life © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions OCT 7. 01:30 PM North Avenue Presbyterian Church 607 Peachtree Street NE, GA, US Order Flowers for the Celebration of Life Guaranteed delivery before Charles ‘s Celebration of Life begins. Cemetery Details Arlington Memorial Park 201 Mt Vernon Hwy NW Sandy Springs, GA, 30328 © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions
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Death notice for the town of: Mableton, state: Georgia