GASTONIA - John "Johnny" William Seagle, 62, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
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He was born in Gastonia and was the son of the late Thomas and Nell Seagle.
Mr. Seagle was a graduate of Holbrook High School, attended Gaston College where he played on the Gaston College Baseball Team.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He entered the Air Force in 1970. He served as a sergeant at Pope Air Force
Base at Fort Bragg and was a technician on a C-130 Hercules. He was inducted in the Belmont Hall of Fame in 2008. He was a member of the 1963 North Carolina State Baseball Team as a member of the Belmont Little League. He was an avid
fisherman and sportsman. He was a record-holding largemouth Bass fisherman.
Johnny was a loving, kindhearted husband, father, grandfather and brother. The family also wants to remember his special friends, Wilson Johnson and Mike Patterson.
Johnny is survived by two daughters, Toni Seagle of Gastonia, Holly Seagle Berger and husband John of Charlotte and their daughter, Julia Berger; his identical brother, Tommy Seagle of Lowell; two sisters, LouAnn Shuford and husband Kenny and Vickie Dellinger and husband Harold of Gastonia; his faithful dachshunds, Brandy and Heidi.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home with Chaplain Bob Adams officiating.
Entombment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park with military honors by the United States Air Force.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; wife and high school sweetheart of 41 years, Diane Newberry Seagle.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Shuford, Wilson Johnson, Moochie Norris, Luke Manlove, Mike Patterson, Morgan Smith.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Seagle family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2013