Alvis 'Al' Veazey

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Alvis "Al" Veazey, 93, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Funeral services were held in Amarillo, Texas.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Fillmore (Ind.) Cemetery with Pastor Mike Faust of Fillmore Christian Church officiating.

Al was born Jan. 17, 1925 in Amarillo to Sidney and Eva Veazey.

He graduated from Amarillo High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army 10th Infantry during World War II from 1943-1946.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, with a major in animal husbandry from Texas Tech University in 1951.

He married Joan Arnold-Cox on Aug. 15, 1957 in Amarillo.

Al worked for Trinity Portland Cement Co. He later became an auctioneer and worked for Williams and Web Auctions.

In his spare time, he was a Boy Scout leader and was active in Kiwanis Club.

He was a hunter in his younger years, and also enjoyed landscaping. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ivaughan Rattan; and a brother, Carter Veazey.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Veazey of Amarillo; a cousin, Tracy Ball and wife Teresa of Amarillo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack and Shirley Whitley of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Jimmie and Bobbie J. Arnold of Westfield, Ind, and Wilma Wallace of Coatesville.

The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79101. Please sign the online guestbook at