Harold Glenn Veazey

March 2, 2010


Ahoskie – Harold Glenn Veazey, age 101, of the 900 block of Academy St, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Veazey was born December 7, 1908, in Granville County, the eldest child of the late Kinchen Otley Veazey Sr. and Ocena Elizabeth Veazey. He was married to Mary Haskins of Stem, N.C. in 1938, and she preceded him in death on January 24, 1989.

Harold was owner, operator of Basnight Tobacco Warehouse in Ahoskie. He was also part owner of a warehouse in Douglas, GA, and managed Growers Co-Op Tobacco Warehouse in Johnson City, Tenn. As a young man he traveled to Canada to help cure tobacco.

Harold was an avid golfer, member of the Southern Golf Association and a founding member of Beechwood Country Club in Ahoskie. He was a long time member of Ahoskie United Methodist Church.

Mr. Veazey was preceded in death by brothers, Hubert, Elmo, and Luke Veazey and sisters Imogene Whitfield and Katie Bullock and nephew Steve Bullock. He is survived by brother, K.O. Veazey Jr. and wife Lou Ellen, and sister-in-law Leila Veazey of Durham. He is also survived by nephews Otley and Doug Veazey, and Larry Bullock; and nieces Jean Watkins, Bonnie Suggs, Betty Laws, Linda Duda, Beth Pleasant and Laura Wilmer.

A private burial will be held at Ahoskie Cemetery, followed by a memorial service on Friday, March 5, 2010, at Ahoskie United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM. The family will meet with friends following the service.

Memorials can be made to Ahoskie United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 665, Ahoskie, NC, 27910, or to University Health Systems Hospice Care, P.O. Box 272, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh .com.

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Veazey family.

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Howard Destler IV
13 years ago

My family and I grew up next to Mr. Veazey on Academy street as his neighbor in Ahoskie NC for 11 years my sisters and I always knew where to get a piece of free candy he always had either the orange candy peanut or the white and black stripped peanut butter wafer candy. I thank him for the things I have learned in life he was a great neighbor and an even greater friend. Mr. Harold Veazey will be greatly missed in my family‚??s life and as well to the community of Ahoskie.

Jo Ann Williford
13 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Veazey were good friends of my parents and were frequent visitors to our home. I never think of them without smiling. They were always a joy to be around.

C.L. Sumner
13 years ago

Otley and Veazey Family:

It was my pleasure to have worked for Mr Veazey and Mr Herbert Jenkins Jr. at Basnight tobacco warehouse for almost ten years.I not only learned the tobacco business ,I learned much more about life.

I can still picture and hear Mr Veazey, light his Vantage and call out “gather around boys,get us started Herb, we got a long way to go”.It was my pleasure and good fortune to have known and worked for him.Not only was he an icon in the tobacco business but a gentlemen as well.Good memories,all.

C.L. Sumner