Charles Stephen Seal

Published 12:01 am Friday, February 23, 2018

June 29, 1947 – Feb. 21, 2018


WOODVILLE — Services for Charles Stephen Seal, 70, of Woodville, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, will be noon today at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Woodville.

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Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Newman Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time today at the church.

Mr. Seal was born June 29, 1947, in Wisner, La., the son of Charles Lee Seal and Mary Matthews Seal Dunlap.

A longtime resident of Woodville, Stephen returned home after graduation from Louisiana State University to join his father in farming and operating the family business, Seal Tractor Company. Stephen was an avid sportsman — he was never happier than when he was in a duck blind with family and friends or taking a sunset cruise on Lake Mary.

He was a member of the Wilkinson County Industrial Board and was actively involved in the development of a project that was near and dear to his heart, the Wilkinson County Park Recreational Facility. He was also an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

As a devoted LSU Tiger fan, during the fall he could always be found with Darlin’ and his family enjoying the games in Tiger Stadium.

Mr. Seal was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Samuel Finley Dunlap; and one sister, Mary Ann Seal Carter.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 48 years, Edine Lemoine Seal; three children, Charles Stephen Seal Jr. and wife, Kate, Laura Seal Lindsey and husband, Tim, and William Matthews Seal and wife, Whitney.

Stephen was known as “Happy” by his 11 grandchildren, Charlie, Katie and Matthew Seal, Mary Margaret, Betsy, Kitty, Tim, Michael Patrick and Lucy Lindsey, Talbot Cushing and Hobs Seal, all who loved and adored him; and a large loving family of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Carter, Rod Lemoine, William Parkerson, Walter Lemoine Jr., Conville Lemoine Jr., Bill Parkerson, Bob Prescott and Billy Prescott.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Arnold, Wettlin Treppendahl, Hines Brannan, Charles Whetstone Jr., John Kean, Andy Lewis, Bob Lewis, Jennings Owens, Charlie Netterville, Paul Habig and David McGraw.

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Tim Lindsey, Dr. Carl Luikart and John Wilson for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to St. Patrick’s Retreat, P.O. Box 1299, Woodville, MS 39669.