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Seymour Post, 96, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at St. Catherine's Village in Madison, MS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00pm on Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. Richards Catholic Church with Visitation starting at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery.
Seymour, the son of Dutch Immigrants was born on March 9, 1917 in Fulton, IL to Arie and Gertrude Post. The first of his family to attend college, Seymour was a member of various Honor Societies, played football at Bradley University, studied at Notre Dame, MIT and graduated from The University of Illinois with a Degree in Architectural Engineering. At the Start of World War II Seymour enlisted in the Navy and joined the Pacific Campaign. Before the end of the War he would become a Navy Seabee and rise to the rank of Lt. Commander. Before the War Seymour's brother told him that he had found the woman that he would marry and he needed to come to the University of West Virginia to meet Margaret Moran where she was attending college at the time. In 1941 Seymour Post and Margaret (Peggy) Moran were married in San Francisco, CA on a ship in the San Francisco Bay after Margaret road in an Army Jeep across the Golden Gate Bridge in her wedding dress to meet him. They enjoyed 67 loving years together and the two years they were apart during the war Seymour wrote her every day. Later they moved to Jackson where Seymour and Bing Witty established Post and Witty Structural Engineers. Their work included St. Richards Catholic Church, the Jackson Coliseum, Polk Dement Stadium, Humphrey Coliseum, the Hattiesburg Library, Trent Lott Building and the Hattiesburg Convention Center for which he received the Governor's Award for Excellence. He has been published in magazines and has drawings on display at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Seymour spent 59 years working as an engineer and retired at the age of 89. Seymour was very athletic and loved to run all over Jackson where people knew him as The Dutchman. He was active in coaching Jackson youth baseball for over 20 years. He loved nature, books, reading, writing, the arts and singing in the St. Catherine's choir but most of all he loved his family and spent many weekends at the family farm enjoying time with them. He never missed a lunch with his family and had long discussions with them about art and world events. Seymour was one of a kind, known as a renaissance man and loved by all that knew him.
Seymour was preceded in death by the love of his life Margaret Moran Post his parents and 6 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his son, Jim Post and his wife, Elizabeth of Madison; daughter Betsy Edge and her husband, Mike of Madison; daughter, Mary White and her husband Jimmy of Bartlett, TN; son Hap Post and wife Lisa of Cambria, CA; grandchildren, Trae White and his wife Heide, Olivia Post, Grace Post, Heather Post, Christopher Post, Anna Edge and Joseph Edge and great grandchild Chase.
The family would like to thank Sitters LLC, Gentiva Hospice and the Staff of St. Catherine's Village for their excellent care.
Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Mississippi, 1907 Dunbarton Drive, Ste C, Jackson, MS 39216, in honor of his grandson Joseph.
Published in Clarion Ledger from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2013