Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home

125 Idletime Drive, Greeneville, TN


Howard C. Seaton

October 29, 1924May 21, 2020

Howard C. Seaton, 95, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the VA in Mountain Home.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War ll, having served as a Machinist’s Mate Third Class in the South Pacific on the United States Navy Fast Attack Transport, the “USS William J. Pattison.”

He retired after 37 years with Magnavox and North American Philips Corporation and was a former member of the Greeneville Rescue Squad.

He attended the Church of God as long as his health permitted. Some of his last words were: “I’m so glad I’m saved. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord.”

Howard was the first born of seven brothers, a son of the late Herman Lee and Lyda Mae (Waddell) Seaton.

Survivors include his loving wife of 76 years: Mayme Lee Seaton; one daughter and son-in-law: Phyllis K. Gentry-Woods and Kenneth Woods; one son: Jackie L. Seaton; one granddaughter and her spouse: Lori Lee and Eric Keasling; one grandson and his spouse: John T. and Heather Seaton; four great grandchildren: Dakota Seaton, Hunter Seaton, Collin Lee Keasling and Kaylee Keasling; two brothers: Roy B. Seaton of Akron, Ohio and Bobby Seaton of Medina, Ohio; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Dwane and Shirley Reed; and three step-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and neighbors of the DeBusk Community.

He was preceded in death by one infant son: Ronnie Carroll Seaton, his son-in-law: Douglas Gentry; and four brothers: Edward Seaton, Glen Seaton, Billy Seaton, and Kenneth Seaton.

Due to Covid 19 virus, there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Pastor Stephen Aiken and Dustin Cobble will conduct a graveside service at Cedar Creek Cemetery on Saturday at 2 pm.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Seaton, Ken Woods, John Seaton, Eric Keasling, Dakota Seaton, Hunter Seaton and Collin Keasling.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory be made to Beersheba Cemetery Association, c/o Carolyn Finchum, Treasurer, 2374 Old Knoxville Highway, Greeneville, Tennessee 37743.

The family expresses their gratitude to the wonderful staff of Amedysis and the VA Hospital and CLC.


  • Mayme Lee Seaton, Wife of 76 years
  • Phyllis K. Gentry-Woods (Kenneth Woods), Daughter
  • Jackie L. Seaton, Son
  • Lori Lee Keasling (Eric), Granddaughter
  • John T. Seaton (Heather), Grandson
  • Dakota Seaton, Great Grandson
  • Hunter Seaton, Great Grandchild
  • Collin Lee Keasling, Great Grandchild
  • Kaylee Keasling, Great Grandchild
  • Roy B. Seaton, Brother
  • Bobby Seaton, Brother
  • Dwane Reed (Shirley), Brother-in-law
  • Ronnie Carroll Seaton, Infant Son (deceased)
  • Douglas Gentry, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Edward Seaton, Brother (deceased)
  • Glen Seaton, Brother (deceased)
  • Billy Seaton, Brother (deceased)
  • Kenneth Seaton, Brother (deceased)
  • He also leaves three step-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and neighbors of the DeBusk community to cherish his memory.

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  • Jackie Seaton
  • Ken Woods
  • John Seaton
  • Eric Keasling
  • Dakota Seaton
  • Hunter Seaton
  • Collin Keasling

  • Beersheba Cemetery Association


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020


Howard C. Seaton

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Priscilla Shelton

May 25, 2020

Ray, Bronson, Cindy, Jill & I enjoyed church services at Horse Creek Church of God for many years w/Howard, Mayme, Phyllis, Doug & Lori. The family was greatly loved by all of us at Horse Creek. Howard & Mayme are especially remembered for their donations & help w/many meals for the WCG. Every time you spoke to them you always got a sweet smile. We loved Howard & love all of his family. May God bless them as they comfort each other through their great loss. God is love & has prepared a place for all of his children. We will meet again Brother Howard. We loved you.

Karen France

May 23, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's hard to loose a loved one. Please know that am praying for your family that God will comfort you. If anything I can do please let me know. Will try to help anyway I can. Sincerely, Karen

Johnny Collins

May 23, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss, Howard was a fine gentleman, always friendly and gracious to everyone. We are praying for your family.

John & Amelia Rader

May 22, 2020

So very sorry for your loss especially during this time. Prayers for peace and comfort for all.

Edward Deborah

May 22, 2020

Please accept our condolences. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ed & Deborah Fox


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