Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1979

Jimmy Veal JAMES H. "JIMMY" VEAL, 57, formerly of Ranger, TX passed away Oct. 26, 2018 in Kingwood, TX, with burial in the Alameda Cemetery near Ranger, TX. James Howard Veal was born Oct. 31, 1960 in Ranger, TX to Howard W. "Jack" & Launette Shook (RHS-1947) Veal. He was a graduate of Ranger High School in the Class of 1979 and Tarleton State University where he earned a BA in English & Business. While still in Eastland County he served as Justice on the Peace from 1984-1986. His great loves in life were the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Cardinals, along with golf. Because of his love of golf Jimmy worked as a golf course supervisor for several golf courses with the last being the Inwood Forest Golf Club in Houston, TX and received a Master's in Turf Grass Management. Jimmy's other loves includes his family; wife, Ilo Dowell Veal whom he married in Aug. of 1992 at Humble, TX; sons, Ryan Veal and Troy Veal; brother, Donny Veal and wife Linda; sister, Debbie Veal Taylor (RHS- 1973) and husband Lloyd; granddaughters, Ariel (BB) Veal and Delilah Veal; nieces & nephews, Jayce Moore, Jeremy Veal, Philip Stagner, Stephanie Alvarado, and Lynette Skaggs. He is preceded in death by his parents. Jimmy was a joker and loved a good laugh. Friends describe him as having a quick and rather sarcastic wit. He always lived life to the fullest all the way to the end. He will be missed.