Joshua Ryan Seal
August 10, 1990 - January 25, 2020
Joshua Ryan Seal, age 29 and a resident of Franklinton, died Saturday night January 25, 2020 as the result of an automobile accident. He was a 2008 graduate of Franklinton High School before working with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development for 10 years. For the last year, Josh has worked as a Tech for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which allowed him to do what he loved, which is being in the outdoors. He often worked at the Sandy Hollow Wildlife Management Area and always enjoyed taking young people on the Youth Hunts. Josh loved hunting, fishing and walking in the park alongside his fiancé, with his daughter sitting on his shoulders. He hoped to pass his love of the outdoors down to her at a young age, as he took her hunting as often as he could. He spent countless hours hunting with his buddies in the Mosher Hill Hunting Club. Josh collected hundreds of arrowheads and had a real eye for finding them in the woods and fields of our area. He was a charismatic and witty person that could light up the room with his playfulness and sense of humor. Josh loved to make people laugh and play pranks on his family and friends. He always enjoyed joking with the people closest to him and even those he just met. Josh was a lifelong member of Bonner Creek Baptist Church.
Survived by: Fiance: Leslie Willett of Franklinton; Daughter: Adelyn Delaney Seal; Mother: Sherry Hartfield of Thomas; Father and Step-mother: Donnie and Karen Seal of Franklinton; Brothers and a Sister in law: Spencer Seal and his fiancé Victoria Cecchi, Kevin Adams, Jr. and Emily Adams all of Franklinton; Sister and Brother in law: Jenny and Vince Norman of Franklinton; Nephews and a Niece: Mitchell Dickerson, Jr., Eli Dickerson, Dylan Adams, Tyler Seal, McKenna Norman; His Fiance’s family: Randy and Snoann Willett, Lea Booth and her children Emma Booth and Maddie Booth, Laurel Willett and her children Levy Boone and Peyton Kinnamon; Also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother Mitchell Brant Dickerson, Sr., grandparents Bruce and Clarise Dickerson, Johnnie and Treasola Seal.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday January 29th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 9:00 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am Thursday with Rev. Walter Mixon and Rev. David Tassin officiating. Burial will follow in the Bonner Creel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Cole Galloway, Dustin Nielson, Scott Daniels, Scott Dickerson, Brandon Whaley, Trevor Daniels
Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy Thomas, Calvin Wascom, Mitchell Dickerson, Jr., Eli Dickerson and the members of Mosher Hill Hunting Club.