Charles Everett Seymour
Bartow, GA – Charles Everett Seymour, 74, loving husband of Wynell Lowell Seymour, entered into rest Thursday morning, April 2, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mitch Vaughn officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at 2:00PM on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in the Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park, FL.
One of four children born to the late Mary Dearth Seymour and the late Edward Carl Seymour, Charles grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio. After graduating from high school, Charles joined the Navy, retiring after 31 years of service as Senior Chief Aviation Fire Control Technician. Being a military man, he traveled a lot—Japan, Korea, California, Virginia, Oklahoma to name a few. He then worked as a civil servant in electronics, retiring a second time after 11 years of service. Charles was also an ordained minister and was a member of Westside Living Word Church in Jacksonville FL where he had a nursing home ministry. He made his home in Bartow in 2012 to be closer to his family. Charles played guitar, sang and wrote songs: he especially liked blue grass and gospel music. He was very social and friendly and loved to make people laugh. A man of integrity, he was a man of his word and always did the right thing. He cherished his family and was happiest in their presence. Charles has left a great void filled with wonderful memories.
Charles is also preceded in death by his daughter, Wendy Lee Faircloth; one brother who died in WWII; and two grandchildren, Kelly Wilson and Justin Smith. Survivors include his children, Cathy Albert and Jacqueline Willingham; two siblings, Carl Seymour and Shirley Seymour; seven grandchildren, Annie King, Andreana McNeely (Al), Heather Crapson, Darla Smith, John Wilson (Tish), Cecil Smith and Charles Smith; and 17 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 1:00-2:00PM Tuesday, April 7, 2015—one hour prior to the service.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much—
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now—He set me free!