William L. Seymour
June 09, 1920 ‒ March 26, 2003
William L. Seymour, age 82, of Mulberry St. Fredericktown, died March 26, 2003 at his home. He was born June 9, 1920, in Knox County the son of the late Paul and Elsie (Fry) Seymour and had been a lifetime resident of Knox County. He retired from the Weyhauser Corp. in Mount Vernon as a boiler operator after being employed for many years as a millwright. Mr. Seymour served with the United States Army in WW II as a sergeant and squad leader in the Pacific Theater of War. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded by machine gun fire on the island of Sidor. He was a member of the Joe Cocanower Post # 500 of the American Legion in Fredericktown.
He is survived by his wife Jean (Bechtel) Seymour whom he married September 10, 1949; 2 daughters Judy Seymour, and Becky (Vern) Parker both of Fredericktown; 3 sons William Jr. (Cherrie) Seymour of Thompson, Georgia, Jerry (Diane) Seymour of Mount Vernon and Joe (GayNell) Seymour of Loudonville, Ohio; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 2 sisters Polly Beal of Butler and Eileen (Ron) Boner of Fredericktown and 2 brothers Paul (Carolyn) Seymour of Fredericktown and Sam (Drema) Seymour of Apple Creek, Ohio. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother “Shorty” Seymour and a sister Leila Witzky.
The family will observe private funeral services. The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown assisted the family with arrangements. This obituary and a guest registry can be seen online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com