Mr. Jack W. Seawell

June 6, 1928August 5, 2013

Jack Wyndham Seawell, 85, passed away Monday at Moses Cone Hospital. Born June 16th, 1928 in Nashville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Earl Wyndham Seawell. Jack attended Duncan Preparatory School where he captained the golf team. Following Duncan, Jack graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

Jack served proudly in the U.S. Navy as an executive officer on USS LST 521. Following his service, he began a successful engineering career at Tidewater Supply Company which brought him to Greensboro. Jack was active throughout his life in many organizations, including service on the Eagle Scout Board of Review for the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to his civic and social endeavors, he still found time for his passions: trout fishing, golfing, hunting, and the good martini. Jack loved much about life, but his greatest love was always his family. He is survived by his wife, Claire McGrath Seawell, daughters Mary Claire Seawell Thomas of Greensboro and Katherine Seawell (Mary Leigh Lewis) of Raleigh, and sons Shawn Seawell (Leigh Anne Gibson) and Daniel Seawell all of Greensboro. “Pops” is also survived by seven grandchildren; Ms. Cristin Thomas of Asheville, Mr. Michael Thomas, Ms. Claire Thomas and Mr. Ryan Seawell of Raleigh, Ms. Mary Katherine Seawell of Wilmington, Ms. Logan Seawell of Red Oak and Ms. Katherine Thomas of Greensboro. Pops will be missed terribly by all of his friends and family.

A service celebrating his life will be held at W. Market St. United Methodist Church on Friday at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at his home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27401 or the Old North State Council, Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 29046, Greensboro, NC 27429.

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  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 9, 2013

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Timothy Warmath

August 10, 2013

Katie + family: Very sorry to miss the memorial service for your Dad - know it was a wonderful tribute. Such great memories of your dad serving as "lifeguard" as we swam in your backyard pool. He was such a happy parent and always there with a kind word....he will be missed. Tim Warmath

Karen Gordon Thompson

August 9, 2013

So many memories of this beloved man and dear family friend! There are no words to describe the hole he leaves in our hearts at this time. Some of my favorite memories of him are watching him drive by the house on Independence in his blue convertible mustang, skiing at Seven Devils in his green corduroys, and cutting the rug with Lovey at a party -- awesome! Hopefully, he is enjoying a perpetual Masters Tournament up in heaven now.....

August 9, 2013

I know so well how heartbreaking it is to lose a loved one. The Seawell family has the most wonderful memories of Jack Keep them in your heart always. All my Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you at this time, Linda Gibson (Wilmington, NC)

bobbi hoover

August 8, 2013

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Bobbi Hoover

Ed Cone

August 8, 2013

Always quick with a smile and a kind word. He will be missed.

Carroll and Dickie Springer

August 7, 2013

Love and prayers during this difficult time.

Patrick Sullivan

August 7, 2013

To the entire Seawell family, my heart goes out to you during this time of sadness. Losing a loved one is always difficult and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days that you will find strength to face the challenges ahead, and the ability to rejoice in the memories of the past.

Patrick Sullivan and family