Age 71, Luray, Va.
Harry Edward Veney, age 71, of Luray, VA died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Winchester Medical Center.
Survived by his wife of 50-plus years Marie (Frye) Veney of Luray, Va, Daughter-Candace Veney-Chaplin (Christopher) of Richmond, Va, Son-Harry Edward Veney (Olympia) of Front Royal, Va, Daughter-Jessica Veney of Richmond, Va, Sister-Joyce Ann (Veney) Johnson of Luray, Va, Brother-Aubrey “Nubby” Eugene Veney of Luray, Va, BrotherLeno Russell Veney of Newport News, Va, 5 grandchildren, Brooke, Ariel, Jacob, Sheridan and Jayden and a host of brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by Mother-Harriett Ann (Tutt) Veney, Father-Samuel Russell Veney, Sister-Norma Jean Cooper, Brother-Glenwood “Knuckles” Veney, Sister-Phyllis Roberta Cooper and Sister-Ruby Estelle Cooper.
Harry “Sammy” Veney was a lifelong Kansas City fan and was ecstatic to see his Chiefs recent Super Bowl win.
A veteran of the United States Army who served two tours of duty in Vietnam, he was a keen amateur historian and proud American.
Harry worked his entire life as a heavy equipment operator for various contractors in the Northern Virginia area; he chose early retirement due to health concerns.
Known for his quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor, he was always ready with a creative nickname or an anecdote to see the funny side of situations. Everyone who knew him had a story to tell about the nicknames he created and the stories he told that made everyone take life a little less seriously.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and mandated restrictions, services for Harry E. “Sammy” Veney Sr., 71, of Luray, will be limited as follows:
The funeral home will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday for public and friends to view and pay their respects, the family will be in attendance for a short interval in the evening.
A funeral service with limited seating will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the funeral home. Internment at the Veney Family Cemetery is open to the public.
Please be advised these changes are being made for the safety of family and visitors.
Both will take place at the Bradley Funeral Home, 187 East Main Street, Luray, Virginia