John Charles Seymore passed away on January 8, 2022 at the age of 76 years
He is survived by his wife, Dana Seymore of Wentzville; two sons, Gary Seymore and wife, Janet of Prairie Grove, Arkansas and Barton Seymore and wife, Julie of Wentzville; two grandchildren, Paige and Wyatt of Wentzville; two brothers, Rhine Seymore and Larry Seymore and wife, Kathy of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; other relatives, and many friends.
John Charles Seymore was born August 15, 1945 in Thornton, Arkansas; son of the late John Robert Seymore and wife, Corine Parnell Seymore.
His battle with leukemia showed his courage in facing life with a smile and a continued love for the Lord. John was raised in Gum Springs, Arkansas and graduated from Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia. He met the love his life, Dana Sue Sanders, and they were married six months later on June 17, 1967. Together they traveled across the country, for John’s work, raised their two boys, Gary and Barton, and spread the word of Christ’s love, even traveling to Ecuador on a mission trip.
John worked for Unit Structures for 44 years where he sold timber roofing systems. He enjoyed wood working and spending time with his family. He was a huge sports fan and when not watching the Arkansas Razorbacks could often be found at a gym watching his granddaughter, Paige, playing volleyball or at a baseball field watching his favorite player, his grandson Wyatt, pitch. Teaching his boys, Gary and Barton, to fish was a favorite past time when they were younger and he loved to spread his knowledge of woodworking and building things to everyone including his daughters in law, who often had several projects lined up when he came to visit. John loved to tell stories of growing up on the farm with his brothers Rhine and Larry and the love his mother Corine and father John bestowed on them even when they were a little ornery.
John truly loved people. All of his in-laws, nieces and nephews often commented on how he treated them more like a sibling or daughter or son and they loved him for it. His love for the Lord was known by all and he led by example on how to be a Godly man, father and husband. John was a member of First Baptist Church, Wentzville where he served at the Hope Food Pantry and as lead usher.
The family would like to thank the St. Louis University Bone Marrow Transplant team, the doctors and nurses, the SLU 7North staff, and the staff of Hope Hospice for their compassionate care of John during this time.
Memorials preferred to First Baptist Church in Wentzville or Samaritan’s Purse.