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Jay William Seaman

Jay William Seaman age 61 of Grannis, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Grannis.

Jay was born on May 22, 1956 in Onida, South Dakota to Edward Seaman and Lois Ontjes Seaman. He was happily married to Linda Thomas Seaman. He worked as a truck driver and mechanic by profession and then sold truck parts for Bakers. Above all he loved God and his family especially anything his grandchildren were involved in, for they were his pride and joy. He loved playing the bass guitar and music for his church and family. Jay was a loving and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Linda Thomas Seaman of Grannis, Arkansas. Daughter Tina Kesterson and husband Travis of Grannis, Arkansas. Grandchildren Tessa, Ty, and Taylar Kesterson of Grannis, Arkansas. Siblings Jolene Depew and husband Doug of Navarre, Florida, Jerry Seaman and wife Wilma of Huron, South Dakota, Jim Seaman of Pierre, South Dakota, Jud Seaman of Rapid, South Dakota, Jarvis Seaman and wife Mary Lou of Valley Center, Kansas, Janel Fye and husband Larry of Black Hawk, South Dakota, Julian Seaman and wife Roberta of Emporia, Kansas.

Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Lois Seaman, and a brother, John Seaman.

Memorial service will be Friday, April 6, 2018 at Cove Revival Center in Cove at 9:00 a.m. with Brother Reggie Fryar officiating under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Family and friends will have a Celebration of Jay’s life and are encouraged to bring instruments to play in honor of Mr. Seaman at Revival Center Fellowship Hall in Cove from 12:00-3:00 p.m. following his Memorial service.

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