Obituary of James Frank Seymour
James F. Seymour, age 78, passed away peacefully, October 12, 2019 at his
“hospice house” in Lake Village, Arkansas. He was born January 13, 1941, in
Waverly, Louisiana to Theodore Seymour and Ella Jones (Big Mamma) Seymour.
Family describe James as having so many of Big Mamma’s traits of strength, faith
and determination. His motto was “You can if you try.”
James served the country he loved as a medic during Viet Nam. He flew in the
back of the aircraft with his injured fellow comrades from Nam into Germany. At
this time the aircrafts were not pressurized and due to the numerous trips, he lost
most of his hearing. Communication was difficult for him for the remainder of his
life. Even with this impairment he was able to give generously of his time and
finances. He is now hearing the most glorious sound imaginable!
God instilled His love for nature, the land and humans in James from a very early
age. James spent his whole life in some type of farming as well as trucking. His
love for children and animals always were hand in hand. If he had his way Peanut
would be grazing in the Church yard today with Pokey, his lifetime Australian Shepard,
by his side. He nurtured countless children thru 4-H and HATS of NLA. Bar JS was a
gathering place for many youth activities and numerous fund raisers. He cherished
all the ones for St. Jude most.
Bar JS was home to many champion horses from blood lines he raised. Lots of
young cowboys and cowgirls were introduced to good quality stock at the ranch.
His love for animals was contagious to “his kids”. One of the kids he had a hand in
raising summed him up best, “Two things I know certain, he loved horses and he
loved the Lord. He definitely broke the mold when He made Seymour.” All
ranchers have their favorite breed of dogs and he was no different. Many coon
hunting dogs, beagles, and Australian Shepherds were always on hand and an
important part of his life,
He loved having Church groups out at the arena for services and cook outs.
Fishers of Men Ministries in Northern Arkansas was an important part of his life
since it began in August 2007. Every year he went he invited as many young m en
as he could to go with him and be a part of this wonderful fellowship.
James travelled extensively during his lifetime and made many friends worldwide.
He lived many places but landed back at his home at Waverly Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Marion (Pete) Seymour,
Benny Seymour, John Seymour, Donald Hugh Seymour, Mildred Harris, and
He is survived by his wife Loretta Crow Seymour, his children Jim Seymour,
William Seymour, Doris Singh and Chrissie Crow White. His siblings Albert Troy
Seymour, Ronald Bruce Seymour, Mickey Seymour, Judy Dies and Vicky Langley.
Recently when asked about children his reply was, “ I have raised so many I’ve lost
count and had an influence in so many more.” He was known as “Uncle Mann” to
numerous nieces and nephews as well as many others.
Visitation will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at Waverly Baptist
Church, with The Celebration of his life beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Waverly Baptist Church, P. O. Box 393, Delhi, LA
71232 and HATS of NLA 679 Beulah Church Road, Calhoun, LA 71225
Honorary Pallbearers are his nephews.
Services under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home in Lake Village,
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