Mr. Roger Keith Velie, 62 of Waycross, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020, at his residence.
Born in Waycross, GA on December 14, 1957, he had lived in Pierce, Ware, and Brantley Counties all of his life. He was a 1976 graduate of Waycross High School and attended Real Estate school. For the past 25 years, Roger had worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections including Ware State Prison, Tommy Rouse Diversion Center, and the Bacon County Department of Corrections. He lived to hunt, fish and play with his grandchildren (each had a special nickname just for them).
Roger was a huge Alabama fan but his family loved him anyway. He was the family clown and was always picking on someone. Roger was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church where he was in Ronnie Thrift’s Sunday school class. Over the years he had been very devoted to his church and his church family.
He was a son of the late Rev. Andrew “Andy” Velie.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Cindy Lyles Velie of Waycross; five daughters, Sabrina (David) Peet of Navarre, FL, Samantha Velie York of Waycross, Marie (Brad) Jacobs of Hortense, Becky Lee of Hortense, and Jennifer (Bryan) Beasley of Waycross; his mother, Shelvie May Velie of Blackshear; his sister, Lisa (Chris) Braden of Haymarket, VA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue (Mike) Crouch of Hoboken, Annie (Fred) Metros of Waycross, David (Wanda) Lyles of Jonesboro, GA, Odis (Susan) Lyles of Forest Park, GA, and Curtis (Karen) Lyles of Flovilla, GA; 11 grandchildren, Taylour (Mikey) Rhoden, Aaron Harris, Kelsey Harris, Conner Beasley, Noah Harris, Rachel Peet, Alyssa Harris, Bella Peet, Brianna Johns, Teagan York, and Brystal Beasley; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A memorial service for Roger will be held Monday afternoon, October 5, 2020, at 4:00 o’clock from the Oak Hill Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Memorials may be made to the Southeast Cancer Unite, PO Box 2764, Waycross, GA 31502.
Due to COVID-19, social distancing and the use of facemasks are strongly encouraged.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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