Albert “Rick” Veach

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Albert “Rick” Veach died unexpectedly on August 2, 2019 in Kennesaw, GA, at the age of 73.

Rick is survived by his step father, Ed (Geneva) Jolley of Chattanooga, TN; wife, Mary “Cookie” Veach of Kennesaw, GA; children, Allyson (Dave) Meldeau of Orlando, FL, Devin Schafer of Powder Springs, GA, Greg (Stacie) Veach of Nashville; grandchildren Sydney, Riley, Emma, Kimber; God-daughter Jennifer Goodner of Chattanooga, TN; aunt, Peggy Kibble of Chattanooga, TN; cousins, Rob (Beverly) Kibble, Becky (Brad) Ratchford, Kim Jenson;  fur baby Maggie May.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Jolley of Chattanooga, TN and his father Albert Veach of Chicago, Il.   

Rick was born on June 23, 1946 in Chattanooga, TN to Albert Veach and Kathleen Jolley.  He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.  He married Cookie in 1969. Over their 50-year marriage the couple welcomed 3 children and 2 grandchildren into their home. Rick was a dedicated Christian family man who loved every minute with his wife, children and grandchildren.  

His children and grandchildren remember him as the world’s greatest Dad, Pop Pop, soccer/baseball/softball coach, mentor, history buff and sports fan (Vols and Braves).  He enjoyed treating the family to special meals out and vacations.  He could tell you the history of everything.  Recently he spent time researching his ancestry and loved telling stories he had pieced together from generations ago.  

Rick had a successful career in banking.  He retired in 2015 as the CEO of VolCorp. He also served on the board of directors at Nashville Post Office Credit Union. 

Rick supported St Jude Hospital with many donations over several decades.  In lieu of flowers, Rick would have preferred donations to St Jude Hospital at www.stjude.org

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019, 1- 4 pm at The Jockey Club located at 4620 Kentucky Saddler Ct NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152.  Please contact the family for additional details.  

11 Comments To "Albert “Rick” Veach"

SEC On Aug 30 2019 at 10am
I wonder if he knew that his son-in-law was running a Ponzi scheme. Reply to this comment
Karen Woodall On Aug 09 2019 at 7pm
My heartfelt condolences to the Veach family. I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with Rick while serving on the board and supervisory committee at Volunteer Corporate. As you all know, Rick was a gentle man of the utmost integrity. Never was a phone call or need for an explanation rushed or questioned. Rick always took the time to explain with the patience of a saint. He was a man that we all could look up to for guidance and mentoring. He will be missed. God bless your family and I will pray for you all during this time of loss. Reply to this comment
Gene and Cookie Herrin On Aug 09 2019 at 7pm
Dear Cookie, it was so sad to read about Rick’s death in the paper. I so wish we lived close like did and I could be with you, to help you in anyway that was needed. I often think about Gene coming over to help with the girls when they both were crying, both of you pacing the floor, you with one baby and he with the other baby. I think of the time you came over to show me the picture of the ultra sound and showing me the twins in it. So many memories! Our prayers are with you in this very sad time for you Cookie and the children. I would love to hear from you, my # is 423-886-7079. Please call me when you feel you are up to it. God will help you in this difficult time. Love, Cookie and Gene Reply to this comment
Rob Kibble On Aug 07 2019 at 2pm
Cookie, Ed and all the Veach children, spouses and grandkids. My heart is heavy and my prayers are many for you all! Rick was like a big brother to me not just a first cousin. We shared lots of time together as a family. From the time I was born Rick has always been a part of my life and a good/positive role model. He taught me alot about life and is a big part of the person I am today! He was and is MY HERO! May the love and comforting grace of Christ our Lord and Savior be with you all in your time of need the rest of your lives. See you soon, Love Rob & Bev Kibble Reply to this comment
Susan Karasievich On Aug 06 2019 at 5pm
Cookie, I am so sorry to hear about Rick. He was one of the nicest men I have ever known. We still miss you all here in Hidden Brook. You have a wonderful family and we will keep you in our hearts and in our prayers and send you love and comfort to face each day ahead. We are here for you. Reply to this comment
Joan Ferguson Walker On Aug 06 2019 at 5pm
Dear Sweet Cookie, I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your family. Love to you all from your cousin, Joan. Reply to this comment
Tom Jolley On Aug 06 2019 at 12pm
Cookie, Allyson, Devin, Greg, My prayers for you and the grandchildren will not cease. God created love. He placed in Rick's heart. And I praise Him for sending Rick to all of our lives. I pray for peace, comfort. Reply to this comment
JoAnn Williams On Aug 05 2019 at 4pm
This is a most difficult time for my sister, Cookie, and all the family....and Rick's dad, Ed. My heart aches for all of you...we know Rick is looking down on you all and will be watching you til the day you see him again in Heaven. Prayers are with you for strength and comfort. Love you all from JoAnn, sister and aunt Reply to this comment
Margaret Meldeau On Aug 05 2019 at 4pm
Allyson and the Veach Family....Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Rick will be in your hearts forever. It is such a loss to loose a parent ! Sending lots of love! Reply to this comment
Dianne Brown On Aug 05 2019 at 4pm
Cookie I an so sorry to hear about Rick! He has a good man that ❤️ his family! I love you cousin .. praying for you , your children and grandchildren! Hope to see you at the service! Reply to this comment
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