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George Anthony (Tony) Seek


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George Anthony (Tony) Seek Obituary

George Anthony (Tony) Seek piloted his last flight in order to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Tony was born May 5, 1941, in Hardin, Missouri, and throughout his youngest days thought "Cinco de Mayo" was a celebration of his birthday. Being an Army brat, he moved with his family a number of times, ending with Tony coming to New Mexico and graduating from Carrizozo High School. Tony joined the Army in September 1961 and served most of his enlistment in Germany.

He returned to civilian life in 1964 and attended New Mexico State University to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot by enrolling in the flight school offered there. Tony then moved to El Paso, Texas, where he met and married Pat and worked for the Texas Highway Administration. He continued his flight schooling and got his private pilot license and began ferrying business executives. He lived in Pueblo, Colorado, and operated a shop dealing in onyx and marble, and, for a time, was located in Indiana. Following that he went back to El Paso and then to Alamogordo, NM, where his parents owned a service station. He continued his flying and amassed over 10,000 hours of seat time in single and multi-engine airplanes.

In 1980, he met and fell in love with his second wife, Loma Ann Simpkins. They were married and together they ran a charter airline business, Diamond S Aviation, at the Alamogordo Municipal Airport. Tony also piloted for the U.S. Customs Service doing drug interdiction flying through some very dangerous operations, including some from Columbia. After leaving flying, Tony worked as a salesman for Alamo Car Company, then, along with his wife, they operated TLC Portraits, which included the yearly Santa photos, located in the White Sands Mall until 2014, when the operation was moved to their home.

God provided Tony with eight children through his unions. He is survived by daughters Jamie Fletcher and husband Danny, Laura Hensley, Kathryn Berry and husband Mike, Cynthia Wiley and husband Anthony, Breanna Jennings and husband Jason, and Christiane Schulust, and sons Timothy Seek and Steven Seek. He is also survived by twenty one grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Cremation by PCS has taken place, and a service with military honors for Tony will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 16th, at Cottonwood Christian Fellowship, 7035 US Hwy 54-70, just north of Alamogordo, with Pastor Vaden Gilloth officiating.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 15 to Aug. 14, 2016
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