Allen Lee Seymour
1947 - 2020
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Allen Lee Seymour

Chillicothe - Allen Lee Seymour, 73, of Chillicothe, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:30 p.m., after being surrounded by his devoted family. He fought a long and courageous battle against Alzheimer's and Lewy Body Dementia.

Allen was born on March 24, 1947, to the late Willard and Vera (McCorkle) Seymour and raised on his beloved family farm on Seymour Road that overlooks Chillicothe. That's where he learned the value of hard work and developed his strong integrity and work ethic, both of which were demonstrated in everything he did.

Allen graduated from Centralia High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Army stationed from 1969-70 in the demilitarized zone of Korea. He worked for three decades as a lineman for Horizon Chillicothe Telephone Company, where he was known as "Big Al," until he retired in 2005.

At a young age, Allen developed a passion for horses, which led him to become a farrier, or horseshoer as he'd say. He graduated from a farrier college in Oklahoma and spent the next 40 years working on thousands of horses across southern Ohio. He also was active for years as a member of the Mount Logan Riding Club.

Allen met the love of his life, Patricia Tyo, at Centralia, but the two didn't connect until after high school. He and Patty married on March 15, 1974, created a large family of their own and eventually moved back to his family farm. Family was his top priority, and he couldn't have been more proud of them.

Allen is survived by Patty and their four children, Lynette (Lee) Dray, Jeffrey (Katrina) Haubeil, Sally (Matthew) Steinbrook and Seth (Keith) Seymour; grandchildren Mike (April), Brendan and Savannah Dray; Kody, Kenzie and Kelsie Haubeil, and Emma, Ava and Piper Steinbrook; great-grandchild Adeline Dray; three siblings, Carolyn (Steve) Harrington, Ken (Maria) Seymour and Keith (Terri) Seymour; and sister-in-law, Fhaletta Seymour. Many of his family members lovingly referred to him as "Oop."

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Mike Seymour and in-laws, Clyde and Margaret Tyo.

Allen made countless friends throughout his life, and he and Patty cherished the good times spent with them. He especially enjoyed telling unforgettable stories that had happened to him over the years.

Allen was an active member of Mt. Pleasant Church in Kingston where he was beloved and respected by his church family. In 2011, he also participated in the Emmaus Walk, which strengthened his Christian faith and ultimately changed his life.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Matthew Steinbrook and Pastor Barry Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Circleville AMVETS Honor Guard. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. To keep everyone safe, the family requests that you please wear a mask and socially distance while at the funeral home.

Patty and the kids want to extend a special "thank you" to their family, friends and neighbors for all of the love and support throughout the years. The prayers and well wishes have meant so much.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Mt. Pleasant Church so it may continue its impactful ministry for giving to and caring for those in need. Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 618, Kingston, Ohio 45644. Please list Allen's name on the memo line.

You may also donate to the Alzheimer's Association to support its fight against the disease—a cause very important to Dad. The website to donate is alz.org/donate.

You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com. In addition, his funeral service will be livestreamed. The link for the livestream will be located at the bottom of his obituary page.






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Published in Chillicothe Gazette from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
Prayers for Patty and family. Allen was a special man and will be missed dearly.
Janet Search
Friend
November 24, 2020
Allen would shoe my horses back in the 90's after he got off work. He was a great guy and a hard worker. I always looked foreword to talking to him. Prayers to the family.
Scott Dailey
Friend
November 24, 2020
I known Patty and al since jrhi.I have work with Al on my projects at the phone co. where we both work..My heart goes out to Patty and the rest of the family..Peace my man..
Bill Wickline
james wickline
Friend
November 23, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful friend. We will miss you always.
Rich and Linda George
Linda George
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November 23, 2020
Patty, We are so sorry to read about Al’s passing. Hugs and Prayers for you and your family❤
Kathy and Bobb Baranick
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November 23, 2020
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Allens passing will sadden the hearts of many. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Donn Overly
November 23, 2020
Patty and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May you and your family find comfort in knowing Allen is with the Lord. May your wonderful memories give you comfort at this time.
Linda Love
Friend
November 22, 2020
Patty, so saddened to hear of Allen's passing. I do remember Allen showing. You and the kids are all in my prayers.
Robin Rhoades
Friend
November 22, 2020
Patty, we are very saddened to learn of Allen’s passing. He was a great guy who will be missed by all. We always enjoyed time spent with both of you. Gary so enjoyed exchanging stories with Allen. You and your family have our sincere condolences and love.
Gary and Gloria DeBord
Friend
November 22, 2020
I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Patty and Allen. Allen came to give a helping hand 10 years ago when one of his dear friend was unable to leave his house. He said he just wanted to come and do something for him. He cleaned the barn. We will miss you Allen but you can rest with your Heavenly Father now. Patty and family, we are praying for you and you are in our thoughts.
Cindy and Bob Blake
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