OBIT: Tommy Lee Seaton

Tommy Lee Seaton, commonly known as Texas-T, died early Tuesday morning, December 11, 2018, at his residence in Lubbock, Texas. He was born February 19, 1939 to Fred W. Seaton and Hazel Hollis in Fort Russell-Marfa, Texas.

As a young man, Tommy was a share-cropper in Kansas. Tommy served 6 years in the U.S. Army, spending time in South Korea from 1956 until 1958. Upon leaving the service he completed the rank Private First Class.

Tommy and his wife, Joyce, were married 22 years, making Kansas their home, before he returned to Texas. Tom was a dependable employee who was willing to help others with maintenance, and as a hobby, he made spinning wheels out of recycled bicycle wheels. He freely gave the to his friends, who displayed them proudly in their yards.

He was a generous person. When he decided to quit driving, he sold his car and donated the money to the Ozona Church of Christ. Tom was known to ride his motorized scooter all over town, which gave quite a fright to many because of the traffic. Being a determined individual wanting to remain active, Tom would be seen pushing his own personal grocery cart from the grocery store to his home after shopping. Tom enjoyed many strong friendships over the years, including the Turlands and Lewis families, who made sure that he felt welcome in their homes during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Benny Logan was not only Tom's employer, but was a great friend who shared many wonderful times in church, at the river, watching football, sharing meals, and was a trusted confidant in all his matters until his death this week.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Joe, and his sister, Janet.

He is survived by three nieces, Rhonda Stewart, Valerie Stewart, and Sonya Whiddon; a brother-in-law; and family in Kansas.

Graveside services will be Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00p.m. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Ozona, Texas, officiated by Johnnie Perkins of the Ozona Church of Christ. Arrangements provided by Kerbow Funeral Home.

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