James Seals

James Seals

TOLONO – James "Jimmy" Seals, 66, of Tolono passed away at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2013) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Freese Funeral Home, 407 N. Bourne, Tolono.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 23, at Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut, Lenoir City, Tenn. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens, Lenoir City, Tenn.

Mr. Seals was born May 27, 1946, in Lenoir City, Tenn., a son to Herbert and Carolyn Jackson Seals. He married Joanna Pruitt on Oct. 21, 1977, in Urbana. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Carolyn Scott of Lenoir City, Tenn.; three children, Herbert Seals of Palatine, Vincent (Bree) Seals of Sullivan and Sally (Darrell) Stunkard of Lenoir City, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; four sisters, Ann (Donnie) Petty of Chattanooga, Tenn., Linda (James) Wolfenbarger of Lenoir City, Tenn., Betty (Jack) Decker of Cleveland, Tenn., and Faye (Mike) Rice of Lenoir City, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather, seven brothers and a sister.

He was employed at ICC/CNN railroad for 32 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tolono and he enjoyed playing golf with two holes-in-one to his credit.

Memorials may be made to Jimmy Seals Cancer Benefit Fund at Busey Bank in Tolono.

Ladydeerhunter wrote on February 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was so sorry Jim had to go through so much and lost his battle with cancer.
As Deb said, those little ones you care so well for are going to miss him so much.
Take care!
Carolyn Long

Dan summitt wrote on February 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

Joanna and family, were saddened to hear of Jims passing.He will be missed by all, and especially a bunch of his little angels who called him PaPa Sincerely Debbie Summitt