Edward Richmond Seay, Sr. – Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

Edward Richmond Seay, Sr., Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (retired), age 80, of Cottageville, South Carolina, died Monday, May 19, 2003.

A memorial service will be held at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church on Monday, May 26, 2003 at 10 AM with Rev. James Lewis, officiating. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Commander Seay was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and was a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a faithful member of St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Having served as a Navy fighter pilot in WWII and the Korean War, he received, among other decorations, the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as four Air Medals during combat in the Pacific.

Seay retired from the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Upon graduation from Georgia Tech, he was employed by Tennessee Eastman, Kingsport, Tennessee, in the Shops and Maintenance Division, the Lockheed, Georgia, in Marietta, Georgia, as a Research Engineer. Later as Liaison Design Engineer at Lockheed-Charleston from which he retired in 1985.

While in Marietta, Georgia, he was the chairman of the newly formed Parks and Recreation Commission.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Seay; two sons, Edward Richmond Seay, Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee, and Charles Taylor Seay of Marietta, Georgia; one daughter, Winifred Ann Seay Holcomb of Nashville, Tennessee; two step-sons, one step-daughter, four grandsons, three step-grandsons, and three step-granddaughters.

The family requests memorials gifts to St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, 907 Wichman, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 in lieu of flowers.


  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 11/15/1942 – 02/20/1983
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 02/20/1923
  • DATE OF DEATH: 05/19/2003
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/11/2003

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