John L Seilheimer

December 13, 1938June 16, 2018

John L. ( Sonny) Seilheimer 79 passed away June 16, 2018. John was born in Hamilton, Texas and in 1946 his family moved to Portales NM where he graduated high school in 1957 and went to college in Lubbock Texas to study accounting. This is when and where he first got into the optical business where he would learn his trade and in the course of time he has taught numerous people his trade. His two sons have followed his footsteps in the business and so has his precious granddaughter Micah who pursues her career as an optometrist. One grandson Jonathon who is currently in the business as well plus two others who have previously worked as opticians. John loved his work, loved his family dearly and was a wonderful father, one of the hardest working men you would ever find. Survived; by his fiancé and best friend Jan Griffith. Six children, Brent Seilheimer, Mark Seilheimer, Tammy Seilheimer, Alana Meeks, Denise Seilheimer, and Brenda Valentine, a sister Joyce Steinman and husband Ben. He was preceded in death by his brother Harold Wayne Seilheimer.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 23, 2018

John L Seilheimer

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Rudy Carrillo

June 26, 2018

John was a very nice friend. I used to rent a trailer home in Portales, NM from him back @ 2005 to 2007. When I left , he told me to keep the keys because he wasn't going to rent the place anymore and was going to wait for us to come back. My kids loved playing with him and he always had a smile. I am very sad to hear he has passed. Prayers for his family.

Dawna Lovejoy

June 21, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with y’all.