JAMES SEYMOUR (1938 - 2012)

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James Chrest Seymour, 74, of Westminster died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at home.

Born July 23, 1938 in Fredericksburg, VA, he was the son of the late Vernon and Elizabeth Chrest Seymour. He was the husband of Margaret Chrest-Seymour, his wife of 11 years.

He moved to Maryland from Alabama following his mother's death. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of active duty. He was an editor of the Montgomery Advertiser and later the Prattville Progress. He was a professor at Troy State University.

After moving to Westminster, he worked for Koons Toyota. He then worked as regional director for the Moose International for Maryland, Delaware, DC and New Jersey. Throughout his life, he had been a radio DJ and gave presentations at the planetarium in Alabama. He was a master gardener with flowers and vegetables and enjoyed photography, playing golf, making stained glass windows and flying gliders.

He was a member of Westminster Moose Lodge 1381, American Legion Post 31 and V.F.W. Post 467.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children Nancy Rhodes of Montgomery, AL and son James Seymour and his wife Diana of Miami, FL; step-children Kathleen O'Mara and her husband Paul of Westminster, Jennifer Holmes and her husband Alan of Westminster, Jeffrey Chrest and his wife Kimberly of Boring; grandchildren and step-grandchildren Jason and Christopher McCombs, James E. Rhodes, James A., Christian and Cameron Seymour, Heather, and Kaitlin O'Mara and Laurel and A.J. Holmes and Emerson Chrest and great-grandchildren Matthew, Isabella, Chloe, Charidee and Paul; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ann and Tom Goleuke and special friends Steve and Anita Davis and Bill and Judy Simpson.

He was predeceased by his brother Thomas Seymour.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at the Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. A memorial service will be held by the Westminster Moose at 7 pm.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Carroll Hospice Chaplain Rev. Dave Bare officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157 or to Mooseheart, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539.

Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com.





Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Dec. 6, 2012
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