OBITUARY

Edward "Ed" Earl Seale

November 6, 1937March 6, 2018

Edward Earl Seale, 80, of Bryan, TX, man of God, world’s greatest Dad, incredible Papaw and beloved husband, and was called home to heaven suddenly on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 6. Visitation will be held Friday, March 9, from 5-7 pm, at Memorial Funeral Chapel, Bryan, TX. A funeral service will be at Central Baptist Church, College Station, Saturday, March 10, at 3 pm.

Ed was born in Dallas, Texas, on November 6, 1937. He was raised in a very loving family, son of Earl Binion Seale and Anna Mildred Herman Seale, brother to Barbara Jean and Sylvia Lee. Ed accepted Christ and was baptized at a young age. Ed was active in sports. He played football, lifted weights before it was popular, ran track, as well as other activities at South Oak Cliff High School. He was elected “Best All-Around” his senior year and graduated in January 1956. He served in the Army National Guard. Ed attended Arlington State and ran track and graduated from North Texas State University. He later earned a C.P.A. Ed worked for Ross Perot in the accounting department at Frito Lay and later became an accountant for Howmet/Alumax Aluminum Corporation. Ed married Susan Davis in 1967. They were blessed with two daughters. After raising Laura and Lisa, Ed moved to work in Bryan, Texas, where he met and married the love of his life, Susanne Pharis, on March 11, 1995. Ed and Sue enjoyed a wonderful 23 years together. They had many adventures, including traveling and running the Victory Rose Bed and Breakfast. (Sue likes to do breakfast, while Ed entertained the guests with his stories.) One of Ed’s greatest joys was to actively serve and fellowship with friends at Central Baptist Church. Another joy was spending time with his grandchildren, mentoring them, attending their many activities, and just laughing together. Ed was known for his great sense of humor. As a man of high character, he served his country, his family, his church, and his community, humbly and with no desire for recognition. His loved ones have no doubt that he was received in heaven joyfully by his waiting family members and with the acclamation, “Well done, good and faithful servant” by his Lord. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Susanne Seale, his daughters Laura Anne Seale Blackwood and Lisa Anne Seale Swafford, his step-sons, Anthony Fleitas (wife, Shay) and Nicolas Fleitas; grandchildren Taegan [née Ashley] Swafford Shaw, Kaylen Swafford, Tara Swafford, Scott Alex Swafford, Garrett Fleitas, Jordan Fleitas; great-grandchildren Heather Shaw, Mallorie Shaw, and Hailey Shaw; niece LeAnn Raines Strait (husband, Keith), great-nephew Ethan Strait; nephew Rick Guinn, great-niece Amber Janice Leese, and great-great-nephew Aaron Baker. Memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Children’s New Building Ministry.

  • FAMILY

  • Susanne Pharis Seale, Wife
  • Laura Anne Seale Blackwood, Daughter
  • Lisa Anne Seale Swafford, Daughter
  • Anthony & Shay Fleitas, Step-Son & Step-Daughter-in-law
  • Nicolas Fleitas, Step-Son
  • Taegan (née Ashley) Swafford Shaw, Grandchild
  • Kaylen Swafford, Grandchild
  • Tara Swafford, Grandchild
  • Scott Alex Swafford, Grandchild
  • Garrett Fleitas, Grandchild
  • Jordan Fleitas, Grandchild
  • Heather Shaw, Great-Grandchild
  • Mallorie Shaw, Great-Grandchild
  • Hailey Shaw, Great-Grandchild
  • LeAnn Raines & Keith Strait, Niece & Spouse
  • Rick Guinn, Nephew
  • Amber Janice Leese, Great-Niece
  • Ethan Strait, Great-Nephew
  • Aaron Baker, Great-Great-Nephew
  • Earl Binion Seale, Father
  • Anna Mildred Herman, Mother
  • T W O, Sisters
  • DONATIONS

  • Central Baptist Church Children's Building

Services

  • VISITATION Friday, March 9, 2018
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, March 10, 2018
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Edward "Ed" Earl Seale

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LARRY DAVIDSON

March 10, 2018

Ed and I were classmates from first grade at Lisbon, through Boude Story and South Oak Cliff. He was a better student and athlete than I and I admired and respected him for the great guy he was. We were never running buddies but I never forgot those classmates from first grade through high school. I was fortunate to reconnect with Ed and many of the other class mates at the 50th reunion. At that reunion, Ed recounted an incident that took place between him and me at Lisbon. We were having a disagreement over something and he took a swing at me as young boys used to do and missed me but smashed his fist into the brick wall. I remember him loving to run and always out running everyone in the class during lunch time and play period. Typical of Ed, he has reached the finish line before me. Knowing Ed was a follower of the Christ comforts me and hopefully does all who grieve his passing. Larry Davidson, classmate

Lee Kellogg

March 9, 2018

Laura & Lisa,
So sorry for your loss. We miss you up here at EHBC. Your dad was a great guy. May God be with you and give you peace. Prayers for you and family.

Love always.
Lee

BILL STORY

March 9, 2018

I was saddened to read that Ed passed away.

Ed and I went to SOC together. I got to know and like Ed even better when both of us were asked by Col. Sonntag ( our SOC business teacher) to enlist in the Texas Air National Guard . Colonial Sonntag was the wing headquarters comptroller and wanted us to be in his wing section. My guess is that the Colonial teaching us accounting and business law and then asking us to be in his finance dept is likely what lead Ed on into the accounting and financial world. I know that was my case.

I saw very little of Ed after I was transferred from TANG to a Air Force Reserve Unit . I always enjoyed visiting with Ed at the SOC reunions.

Ed will be missed. There just is not enough guys like him.

So sorry for your loss.

Bill and Anita Story

Markie George

March 9, 2018

Eddie and his family lived three doors up from us on Mentor St. when I was growing up (40s'50's). Everyone loved Eddie and his family. I remember what a great athlete he was. I saw him at a restaurant in Garland in 1987 and we caught up. I know he was always a man of God and he is getting his reward now. My prayers are with Eddie and his family . Markie George , Heath, Texas.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Edward Earl Seale, 80, of Bryan, TX, man of God, world’s greatest Dad, incredible Papaw and beloved husband, and was called home to heaven suddenly on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 6.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 9, from 5-7 pm, at Memorial Funeral Chapel, Bryan, TX. A funeral service will be at Central Baptist Church, College Station, Saturday, March 10, at 3 pm.

Ed was born in Dallas, Texas, on November 6, 1937. He was raised in a very loving family, son of Earl Binion Seale and Anna Mildred Herman Seale, brother to Barbara Jean and Sylvia Lee. Ed accepted Christ and was baptized at a young age. Ed was active in sports. He played football, lifted weights before it was popular, ran track, as well as other activities at South Oak Cliff High School. He was elected “Best All-Around” his senior year and graduated in January 1956. He served in the Army National Guard. Ed attended Arlington State and ran track and graduated from North Texas State University. He later earned a C.P.A. Ed worked for Ross Perot in the accounting department at Frito Lay and later became an accountant for Howmet/Alumax Aluminum Corporation.

Ed married Susan Davis in 1967. They were blessed with two daughters. After raising Laura and Lisa, Ed moved to work in Bryan, Texas, where he met and married the love of his life, Susanne Pharis, on March 11, 1995. Ed and Sue enjoyed a wonderful 23 years together. They had many adventures, including traveling and running the Victory Rose Bed and Breakfast. (Sue likes to do breakfast, while Ed entertained the guests with his stories.) One of Ed’s greatest joys was to actively serve and fellowship with friends at Central Baptist Church. Another joy was spending time with his grandchildren, mentoring them, attending their many activities, and just laughing together.

Ed was known for his great sense of humor. As a man of high character, he served his country, his family, his church, and his community, humbly and with no desire for recognition. His loved ones have no doubt that he was received in heaven joyfully by his waiting family members and with the acclamation, “Well done, good and faithful servant” by his Lord.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Susanne Seale, his daughters Laura Anne Seale Blackwood and Lisa Anne Seale Swafford, his step-sons, Anthony Fleitas (wife, Shay) and Nicolas Fleitas; grandchildren Taegan [née Ashley] Swafford Shaw, Kaylen Swafford, Tara Swafford, Scott Alex Swafford, Garrett Fleitas, Jordan Fleitas; great-grandchildren Heather Shaw, Mallorie Shaw, and Hailey Shaw; niece LeAnn Raines Strait (husband, Keith), great-nephew Ethan Strait; nephew Rick Guinn, great-niece Amber Janice Leese, and great-great-nephew Aaron Baker.

Memorials may be made to the Central Baptist Church Children’s New Building Ministry.