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Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

7990 President George Bush, Dallas, TX

OBITUARY

William John Seelie

September 24, 1952September 8, 2019
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William John Seelie, known as Bill, age 66 of Plano, Texas passed away on Sunday night, September 8, 2019 in Dallas, Texas, surrounded by family.

Bill was born on September 24, 1952 in Lakewood, Ohio, a son of his father: John Beaumont Seelie and his mother: Rita Ann Hussion.

Bill attended St. Clement Catholic grade school in Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from St. Edward Catholic High School, also in Lakewood, class of 1970.

Following graduation, he went on to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He was a member of the Gamma Omicron chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity where he met some of his closest friends. Bill went on to receive his undergraduate and Master's Degree in Psychology. After a few years in psychology, Bill realized his skillset could be better utilized towards building connections, negotiating deals, and coaching individuals in the business world. Bill found his true passion in sales and marketing, landing a job with American Express, where he went on to attain his MBA and become the youngest Senior VP of the company. Bill met some of his closest colleagues and touched so many lives during his thirteen-year tenure. After his illustrious career at American Express, Bill went on to work at many other companies, including AT&T, NTC, and Verisign, where he left a lasting legacy.

Even with such a successful and prosperous career, Bill’s true pride and joy was his family. Bill and Sue met each other in Cleveland at Sammy’s in the Flats, one of their favorite restaurants. It was love at first sight. He married Sue Anthony on June 30, 1984 at St. Clement Catholic Parish in Lakewood, Ohio and they enjoyed 35 happy years together. During those years they moved around the country, but finally settled in Plano, TX to start a family. Some of Bill’s favorite memories were spending time with his kids coaching their sports teams and attending their games. He had a passion for motivating his family to be the best they can be and was always the guy to lean on for advice. Though Bill loved Texas, he never lost touch with his Cleveland roots, making sure to visit every summer to be with family and friends to keep the ties strong. He was a true rock of the family.

Bill had many interests and passions throughout his life and was the ultimate planner. He planned many wonderful ski trips, golf outings, and fun filled vacations. Bill had a passion for golf and would never turn down an opportunity to play 18. He also loved the annual ski trip with his family and driving through the Rocky Mountains. While at home, Bill loved hanging out by the pool, grilling with his family. He had a passion for both Dallas and Cleveland sports and had some great sibling rivalries between the two cities. Bill was also very proud of his Irish, Catholic heritage, which was even more apparent when he would tell a story. He could light up a room with his storytelling and had a story for any occasion. During the last couple years of his life, nothing made Bill happier than spending time with his grandkids.

Even when Bill received the diagnosis that he had MDS, he lived life to the fullest, still traveling, playing golf, and being there for his family. He always had a smile on his face and kept a positive tone, even while going through treatment.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Bob Seelie.

He is survived by his wife: Susan Seelie of Plano, Texas.

He is also survived by one son: Dylan Andrew (wife Kendall) Seelie of McKinney, Texas, and one daughter: Jenna Elizabeth Seelie of Plano, Texas.

Brother: John (wife Laura) Seelie of North Olmsted, Ohio, brother: Dave Seelie of Lakewood, Ohio, and one sister: Carol (husband Tom) Dauchy of North Olmsted, Ohio.

Two grandchildren: Levi Seelie and Hallie Seelie of McKinney, Texas.

Ted Dickey West Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas has charge of arrangements.

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KEN MOCK

September 16, 2019

SUE AND FAMILY - KAY AND I WISH THAT WE COULD BE WITH YOU ALL FOR THE UPCOMING SERVICES IN HONOR OF BILL. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND DURING MY DAYS LIVING IN THE PIKE HOUSE IN ATHENS. ALTHOUGH WE LOST TOUCH FOR MANY YEARS, IT WAS GREAT TO SEE HIM AT THE LAST TWO PIKE OUTINGS. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON BILL'S UNTIMELY PASSING. HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN -- AND ALWAYS REMEMBERED.

KAY AND KEN MOCK, ROSWELL, GA

Claudia Laupmanis

September 14, 2019

Dear Sue, I am so shocked to learn of Bill‘s passing and want to thank you for keeping us all updated on caring bridge and for being the fantastic caregiver I know you were. I am one of the many people from American Express Bill touched and he is gone much too soon. I am so very sorry .
Claudia

Terry Gorman

September 14, 2019

We all lost one of the great ones. I was honored to have Bill as a friend, colleague, and baseball coach.

In all the years I had the pleasure of being with Bill, there was always only one single purpose in everything he did:

"Take of my family."

I will never forget his stories of how he met Sue, teaching Dylan baseball, and the daily joy that Jenna brought to them.

We have lost a true Crusader of Life.

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