December 28, 1932 - July 09, 2019
Leon Bascom Seal, age 86 and a resident of Varnado, was born on December 28, 1932 in Varnado and passed Tuesday at his home after a year-long battle with cancer.
He served in the United States Navy until June 1954 where he served on the USS Holder and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Varnado where he served as an usher. He was an electrician at the paper mill and retired after 40 plus years. He was an avid fisherman and loved to garden. Every chance he got, he attended his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was their biggest fan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Wilma Warner Seal; 3 sons, Dennis (Sherry) Seal of Franklinton, Timmy (Missy) Seal of Varnado, and Barry (Amy) Seal of Franklinton; 5 grandchildren, Derek (Summer) Seal of Franklinton, Logan Seal of Baton Rouge, Madysan Seal of Biloxi, MS, McKinley and Kaylan Seal of Franklinton; one great grandson, Wyatt Seal of Franklinton; 2 sisters, Sylvia (Kenneth) Slade of Angie, and Annette (Mike) Thomas of Varnado; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Pollyann Williams Seal; 4 brothers, Perry Seal, Milton “Bear” Seal, Hilton “Honey” Seal, and Silmon “Poochie” Seal; 2 sisters, Mattie Lee Easterling and Norma Plaunche.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church, 25546 Pearsoll Street, Varnado, LA, Saturday, July 13, 2019 starting with visitation at 10 A.M. until service time at 11:30 A.M. with Bro. Kelly Penton officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the building fund at First Missionary Baptist Church of Varnado.
Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.