Carl Edwin "Eddie" Seaman

Obituary
  • "Condolences to all the Seaman family. I am keeping you in..."
    - Paula Hagan Gribble
  • "Thanks for your service"
  • "Rest at ease Marine & classmate! Thank you for your life..."
    - marjorie Arnold

Carl Edwin "Eddie" Seaman, 72, at home with his family by his side, moved on to heaven on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, after a valiant battle against cancer and heart disease. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia, and spent his childhood in St. Augustine, exploring many hours at Marineland. He graduated in 1963 from St. Augustine High School, where he was voted "Most School Spirited" and was a manager for the football team.
He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Weapon Repairman during the Vietnam War. He and his wife, Linda, have lived in Holly Hill, Florida, for 45 years, and raised three sons. Using his engineering mind and magic touch (he could fix anything!), he worked many years as a truck and vending machine mechanic with Volusia Tom's Sales, of Holly Hill, before having his own vending business, Coastal Drinks & Snacks Inc. He also concurrently was a team lead at Thomas & Betts in Ormond Beach for over 15 years. Eddie's first love was spending time with his family. His second love was spending time FISHING with his family and friends!
Eddie is survived by his wife, Linda; their three sons, Danny (Bonnie), Darrel (Tomo) and Darren (Leigh Ann); six grandchildren, Lyberti, Meredith, Haruto, Trinity, Karina and Dane; two sisters, Ida Marie Gertenrich (Don) and Susan Till (John); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Eddie was predeceased by two brothers, James Seaman and John David Seaman (Cindy).
He donated his body for medical research through MedCure.
A memorial service to honor Eddie's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 6 at Central Baptist Church at 152 Fairview Avenue in Daytona Beach.
In lieu of flowers, Eddie requested that donations be made to the Salvation Army, 1555 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32117; musicorps.net (helps wounded warriors recover their lives through their music); or semperk9.org (connects service members with rescue dogs).
Published in St. Augustine Record from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2017
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