Wallace Elwayne Seymour
May 2, 1922 – August 3, 2019
SEYMOUR, Wallace E. (Wally), age 97, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama and a long-time member of Frazer United Methodist Church, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2019 after a very long and fulfilling life. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, August 9th at 1:00 pm and the funeral will begin there at 2:00 pm.
Wallace was born in Dothan, Alabama in 1922 to Tarleton and Mattie Ethel (Hardy) Seymour. Wallace grew up in Dothan and there he met and married the enduring love of his life, Carolyn (Pat) McMoy in 1943. Together they raised three children. They were devoted to each other throughout their 67 years of marriage until Pat’s death in 2011.
Wallace served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II. He participated in the European campaigns and was seriously injured while serving in Germany. After multiple surgeries and six months of recovery, he returned to Dothan and began working for Western Union. Various promotions moved him and his family around the United States. In 1974, while living in Washington DC, he retired from Western Union and moved his family back to Alabama.
Wally was also an accomplished musician, photographer, small plane pilot, builder, and radio communicator. After retiring from Western Union, he and Pat moved to Montgomery to be close to family and Wally became a real estate broker. In 1978 they joined the Frazer United Methodist Church and became long-time members of the Jack Thompson Sunday School Class. Wally and Pat worked in the Frazer kitchen for 25 years and Wally went on numerous volunteer construction missions. These missions repaired churches damaged by disasters and built new ones from the ground up. He helped build over 29 churches including ones in Arizona, Alaska, Florida, Mexico, Ecuador, and Russia.
Wallace is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Pat, his brother Terry Seymour, his sister Winifred Mitchell, his brothers-in-law Glen Perdue, C. L. McMoy, Shirley Griffin, Doug Clower, and Curtis Frizzell, sisters-in-law Evelyn McMoy, Georgia Mae Griffin, Evelyn Frizzell and nephew James Frizzell.
He is survived by his beloved children, son Jeffrey Seymour, daughters Janet Seymour, Patricia LaVie and special son-in-law Jon LaVie. He also leaves behind his sister Betty Perdue, sisters-in-law Lynn Seymour, Mary Clower, brother-in-law Warren Mitchell; his grandchildren Annemarie Hodges and Michael (Hope) LaVie; six great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Friday, August 9, 2019