Mr. Jimmy Barnell Veal, age 74 of Newnan, passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on January 31, 2019. He was born in Sargent, GA to the late Avery Durham Veal and Katie Mae Brown Veal. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, A.D. Veal, Bobby Veal, and Gary Veal; sister, Ruth Hinesley.
Jimmy worked for the Newnan Fire Department for 11 years and then retired from The Heritage School. In his younger days he loved playing softball. He was an “all around” sports fan and he enjoyed listening to gospel music.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Gail Hines Veal; daughters, Sonya Winkles, Sabrina Atkins (Reggie), Natasha Mashburn; sister, Geraldine Reese (and the late Frank Reese); grandchildren, Jackson, Julie, Brantley, Brandon, Cain, Lucas, Brianne, Krista, Catilyn; great grandchildren, Mekhi, Malik, Makinley, Annabelle, Ace, Korbyn, Alexis, Alyvia, Camilla, Beckham; great great grandchild, Aubree.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel with Pastor Danny Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Sargent Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, 2-4 p.m.