Mount Vernon News


Mount Vernon News
May 30, 2012 12:08 pm EDT


FREDERICKTOWN — Paul Seymour, 74, of Fredericktown, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

Paul was born Jan. 16, 1938, in Knox County, Ohio, to Paul and Elsie (Fry) Seymour. He was a 1956 graduate of Fredericktown High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. Paul retired in 1999 after 42 years or employment with Cooper Energy Services. He was a past member of the Fredericktown Board of Education as well as a member of the Fredericktown Village Council, Masonic Lodge F&AM in Grove City, Moose Lodge of Mount Vernon and the Fredericktown First Baptist Church. Paul enjoyed golf, camping and being on his sailboat, but most important to him was the quality time he spent with his family.

Surviving are his high school sweetheart and wife of 56 years, Carolyn (Carter) Seymour; his daughters, Brenda Bess of Howard and Lori (Clay) Revis of Amelia; his son, Thomas (Elizabeth) Seymour of Fredericktown; five grandchildren, Max Seymour, Kelsey Sterrett, Megan Sterrett-Sullivan, Beth Smith and Shannon Kitts; five great grandchildren; his sister, Eileen (Ronald) Boner of Uniontown; and his brother, Carroll “Sam” (Dreama) Seymour of Orrville.

Besides his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his grandson, Thomas Bess; son-in-law, John M. Bess; sisters, Leila Whitzky and Pauline “Polly” Beal; and brothers William “Bill” Seymour and Lloyd “Shorty” Seymour.

Friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fredericktown First Baptist Church, 22 E. Sandusky St., Fredericktown, where a celebration of life service for Paul will begin at 1 p.m. The Rev. Mary Miller will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Whiskers Connection or to the Deacons Fund at Fredericktown First Baptist Church.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Paul Seymour.

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