Herbert F. SEALS Jr.

Herbert "Jerry"

F. Seals, Jr.

SPRINGFIELD - Herbert "Jerry" F. Seals, Jr., 83, of Springfield died at 3:30 pm Saturday, April 20, 2013 at St. John's Hospice. He was born October 7, 1929 in Decatur, Alabama to Herbert F. and Annie Persur Seals, Sr. He married Nancy M. (Ushman) Riddell in 1982 and she preceded him in death on August 13, 2011. Also preceding him in death were his parents and three sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy (John) Moudy of Arkansas; two sons, Carl Riddell (partner, Keith Lael) and Herbert F. (Lynn Milner) Seals III both of Springfield; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence (Judy) Seals of Pennsylvania and a sister, Barbara Putman of Michigan.

Jerry has been a resident of Springfield since 1940. He worked at the Holiday Inn South for 11 years and a security guard for Able Security for 5 years and also farmed for many years. He was a United States Army veteran serving from 1953-1956 in the 5th Armored Division.

Memorial Gathering: 4 - 6:30 pm Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.

Memorial Service: 5:00 pm, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Sara Isbell officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 am Friday, April 26, 2013 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.

Memorials may be made to the or American Diabetes Foundation.

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Staab Funeral Home - Springfield
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Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 23, 2013