Robert A. Veach, age 86, of Texas and formerly of Vienna, passed away on August 3, 2017, in a local hospital.
He was born on July 21, 1931 in Vienna, to parents Robert Byron Veach and Zella Marie Harris Veach. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State in 1954 with a degree in Physical Science. In 1952, he signed a baseball contract with the Pittsburg Pirates and accepted a position as a pitcher where he worked for four years.
He was a great man and loving father. He married Billie Marie Miller in Houston on December 14, 1962 and the couple has three children together.
He was a social, active man who was deeply involved in sports and coaching for the majority of his life. He enjoyed working with kids and making them better. His family and friends will always remember him as a loving and caring person.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Roberta O’Brian and Mary Lou Schoettle and husband Dr. R.W. Schoettle, 3 nephews; James Robert O’Brian, Chad Ponzio and Stewart Pfeffer, and niece; Valerie Pfeffer Hunter.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Billie Miller Veach, daughter; Charlotte, sons; Phillip and Scott Veach and granddaughter; Angela Willis Smith and husband Brandon. He has 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Robert is also survived by his special friends Andy and Elizabeth Alexander of Temple.
A funeral is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on August 9, 2017 at Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78752. The interment to follow at 4 p.m. in Texas State Cemetery in Austin; Reverend Daryl Johnson will officiate.
The family would like to thank everyone. Flowers and donations can be sent to Robert A. Veach Memorial Fund @ “Go Fund It”.
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