Phillips Creek/Belmont, NY - James E. "ED" Veley of State Route 244 passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. He was born on September 2, 1953 in Wellsville to Peter and Shirley (Gardner) Veley. In February of 1977 in Florida he married Sandra Denning who survives.
Ed was a mechanic for Wes Cline in Belmont and later for R&R Trucking in Friendship. He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, fishing and camping. Ed liked to attend truck and tractor pulls and split fire wood for his neighbors and family. Ed especially enjoyed spending time with his family and he attended the Phillips Creek Mennonite Church.
Surviving besides his wife: 2 sons, William (Pam) Denning of Dansville and Frank Denning of Clarendon; 2 daughters, Crystal (Don) Halbert of Angelica and Kim Veley of Angelica; eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Gary, Bob and Ricky Veley; 3 sisters, Cheryl Weight, Debbie Zippido and Jane Speta; several nieces and nephews.
Ed was predeceased by a brother Lee Veley.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, April 30, 2012, from 1-3pm and from 7-9 pm at the Phillips Creek Mennonite Church on State Route 244 in Phillips Creek. His Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 am in the Church with both Lester Hess Sr. and Lester Hess Jr. presiding. Burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery and memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.