William A. Seay
Aug 27, 1926 – Nov 21, 2016
William Aubrey Seay, 90, of Louisa passed away Monday, November 21, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Early Seay and Tommie Poore Seay. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Anna Verlee Tompkins Seay; daughter Jeanie Seay; son William Aubrey Seay; daughter-in-law Patricia Melvin Seay; and two granddaughters, Emily and Abigail Seay.
Aubrey was a proud navy veteran of WWII and a lifelong member of the Louisa Lions Club. He was a furniture craftsman who owned and operated Seay Furniture and Antiques.
The service will be held at 1pm on Friday, November 25, at Woodward Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow the service in Hillcrest Cemetery
ALWAYS coming away with a wonderful antique or hand built special order reproduction. My wife and I saw Billy a couple or so years ago. That allowed me to re-tell the armoire story” (which takes up too much space here). My condolences to you all. Sincerely
Billy, Pattie and family, We are so very saddened by your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful person. We always enjoyed his insights, good humor and kindness whenever we visited the shop. I learned a lot about antiques from him. And just appreciated his love of well made, finely crafted furniture. It must have been a gift to be able to work with him over these years. You could have done many things with your engineering degree, but he must have been proud and pleased that you chose to work with him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mr. Seay was kind and down to earth. The first time we met him, he took us into his woodworking shop as he ate an apple, cutting it with his pocket knife. His craft of making furniture was the best we have ever seen. We have been married almost 36 years and are still using the bedroom furniture he made for us. That furniture exudes love. We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We offer prayers for all of his family. We just wanted to let you know we thought he was an amazing person. Trey and Cathy Harrington.
Jeanie, I am so sorry for your loss.
Billy, I was sorry to read of the loss of your Father, and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. We are in Michigan where we will give the grandchildren the beautiful boxes you made from the wood from our old barn. Lois Abernathy
Billy, Nancy and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Dear Billy & Pattie & family, we`re very sorry about your Dad`s death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mrs. Seay, Jeanie, Billy, Pattie, Emmie and Abbie,Lewis and I were sorry to hear of Mr. Seay`s passing and are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. For over 50 years I had the great fortune of knowing Mr. Seay and his wonderfulfamily. As a young girl I`d make the trek from Louisa with my parents and spend a nice afternoon playing down at the pond with Jeanie and Billy. Later as newlyweds Lewis and I bought our first of many handmade beds and numerous antiques from him. What an honor it is to have known such a kind and sincere man who held such pride in his craftsmanship and took the time to talk to you about pieces in the shop and share his love and knowledge of antiques. Mr. Seay always wore a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye especially when his granddaughters would appear at the shop. My favorite remembrance of him was sitting down with our oldest daughter, Elizabeth, when she was 5 years old to write her order for one of his beds. Together without anyone else`s input, they made the decisions for every detail of her queen size walnut bed and it is a beauty! Mr. Seay`s passion for living a good and honorable life and his love of family and friends will always live on in your fine family and in the homes that were fortunate enough to house his meticulous crafted furniture. We will miss seeing his truck pull in over at the shop and his warm greeting on future trips to Louisa. Lewis and I, as well as our children who grew up playing at the pond with Emmie and Abbie, are fortunate to have known and loved such an incredible man. Thank you for the memories Seay family. May God continue to hold you in his loving arms during this time. The Lewis Wall Family
So sad to hear of Aubrey`s passing. He was a lifelong friend. Even though I didn`t see him much in later years, the times we did get to visit were enjoyable. He will be missed. condolences to the family of Aubrey.