Charles Ray Seaman


Charles Ray Seaman, 88, formerly of Parkersburg, West Virginia, who had been living with his daughter in Seymour, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Sept. 3, 1926, in Reedy, West Virginia, he was the son of Oda Hoyt and Opal Sylvestus Tennant Seaman. Both preceded him in death.

In 1948, in Parkersburg, Charles married Lillian “Geraldine” Beach. She preceded him in death Dec. 4, 2010.

Charles was a member of Seymour Church of Christ and formerly a member of Sunrise Church of Christ in Parkersburg. He retired from DuPont Co. in Washington, West Virginia, in 1979.

Charles volunteered at two different hospitals in Parkersburg, keeping a busy schedule. He was a member of Parkersburg Clown Club for 30 years and was known as “Grampus.” He also was a volunteer with Citizens Patrol for the Parkersburg Police Department for a number of years. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Merchant Marine.

Survivors include his daughters, Kathy (Charles) Ayers, Amanda (James) Neal and Karen Bishop; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Bob (Betty) Seaman.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Seaman, and two grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at Kimes Funeral Home in Parkersburg at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Southern Indiana Center for the Arts or Red Sky Rescue.

Voss Funeral Service in Seymour handled local arrangements.