James Michael Seaver

March 8, 1946February 16, 2014
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James M. Seaver of Duluth, Ga. passed away peacefully at his home on February 16th. He was born in Atlanta on March 8, 1946 to the late Morrison and Bernice Seaver. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife Susan Lauria Seaver, his son & daughter-in-law, Christopher and Cara and grandsons Charlie and Sawyer, all of Decatur. He also leaves behind his sister and brother-in-law, Ann & Glenn Brinson of West Palm Beach, FL, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Vinnie and Marsha Lauria, his nephew Bob Brinson and niece Beth Des Jardin and their respective families. Jim graduated from St. Pius X High School in 1964 and from the University of Alabama in 1969 where he was a lifelong Sigma Chi fraternity brother. His career began in 1974 with International Harvester in Atlanta and later went on to find much success as co-founder of AGCO Corporation in Duluth, serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing Worldwide and CEO of AGCO Finance until his retirement in 2005. Jim was very active in both his community and church. He was a loyal alumni of St. Pius, where he generously donated both time and finances to a new athletic field, named the Seaver Family Sports Complex. He also continued to support the Sigma Chi fraternity and could always be found cheering on the Crimson Tide on any football Saturday. Jim enjoyed traveling and was an avid golfer but his fondest memories were those shared with family and dear friends. He was the life of every party - someone who could light up the room with any number of jokes or as a great storyteller. But nothing will ever top the happiness that he had when spending time with his two grandchildren. He will be missed by all and never forgotten. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 20th at H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill from 6:00-8:00 PM. The funeral will be on Friday, February 21st at 10:30 AM at St. Benedict's Church in Johns Creek with Monsignor Richard Lopez officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Sandy Springs. A celebration of life will also be held Friday afternoon at St. Ives Country Club in Duluth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The American Heart Association.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 20, 2014

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 21, 2014


James Michael Seaver

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Diane R

August 21, 2014

For Jim who didn't throw me a fish, but gave me a fishing pole. How can my family thank you enough?

June 9, 2014

What can we say?

We love him and miss him.

He was one of a kind.

There will never be another "Jim Seaver" like our Jim Seaver.

Love, Gini & Bob Ratliff

linda Edwards

March 28, 2014

Dear Susan, Vinnie and Marsha, I am so sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you.

February 23, 2014


I was very sorry to learn about Jim's passing. I remember him fondly from High School and our later meetings at the Class of 64 Reunions. He was a good man and will be missed by his many friends and remembered always as a good man and a blessing to all who knew him.

Bill Kramer

February 23, 2014

Susan, we were so sorry to hear about Jim. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. We will always remember Jim's "warm" smile.
Dan & Kathy Kallenberg, Abington, MA

Dennis Kelly

February 23, 2014

Susan,I did not hear about Jim until Saturday,Feb.22.I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you and the family.I first met Jim as a sophomore in the St.Pius café.It was a very funny encounter. God bless you and your family.

Trudy Coan

February 22, 2014

Dearest Sue Ann, Chris and family,
Frank and I were so devastated to hear about Jim. We have been praying for you daily and will continue. Jim brought so much joy to people. We had lots of good laughs and fun times.
Much love,

February 22, 2014

Susan, Terry and I are so very sad about Jim's passing. You have lost wonderful parents and now exceptional Jim. He was a loving, intelligent and funny man, and we will miss him I pray you find peace as the days pass ahead. Sue and Terry Buchmann

February 21, 2014

Our Sincere Thoughts & Prayers to the family. I have very many fond memories of AGCO Business involving interaction w/Jim being a 35+ Service Year Employee of AGCO %Batavia Division.
He was truly a respected inspiration to me involving a personal level too.
Bryan & Helen Compton

David&Linda Affeldt

February 20, 2014

We are very sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. He was a great guy and will be missed. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.