John Clarence Seale, Jr.

December 4, 1951 - May 21, 2020
John Clarence Seale, Jr.

John Clarence Seale, Jr. age 68, of Leland, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his home.

John Clarence Seale, Jr. was born December 4, 1951 to Lt. Colonol John and Mary Foxworth Seale. Beloved brother Johnny to James Harris, and big brother to Susan Cable, Eleanor Hamilton, and Betty Caudle. John excelled in basketball in high school. But soared as a husband to Charle and father to his favorite children Michelle, Stephanie, Christie, Kenny, Lillie, John and Corbin.

A long way from North Carolina John met the love of his life Charle and on a chilly Alabama day with feathers in her hair, they committed their lives to each other. It was during the next 38 years that they worked side by side to build an incredible life together. Where one was the other was always. John loved, adored, understood, and completed Charle and she him.

Together they formed a family and it was within this family that John was loved and adore. From his early days as a father where he was known for being called Happy, to Daddy and finally Dad. He loved all his kids, taught them hard work, how to fish, driving and most of all how to live. He was always an example of unconditional love.

Our dad loved woodworking, fishing, backflips and cannon balls into the pool, hamburgers, fries and a cold beer. He loved throwing his head back, laughing, suduko,and the beach. But most of all he loved his family and his wife. His laugh and smile will be missed. But his kindness and his life lessons will live forever.

Who would have thought such a big man would have an even bigger heart that will live on in the hearts of the
people who he loved and who loved him.

John worked for many years as an Office Manager for Holmes Security in Wilmington.

As per Johns wishes he did not want a Memorial and the family asks that in lieu of flowers you hug and love the ones you love.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • May 22, 2020
    Amber & Dean Smith says:
    John was a good man and though I didn’t know him for a long time, I found him to be a person who gave his best, was honest and cared about his community. He will be missed- our condolences.

  • May 23, 2020
    Kathy Faircloth lit a candle:
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  • May 23, 2020
    Betty Conaway says:
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends

  • May 23, 2020
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    Lit since May 23, 2020 at 5:45:34 PM

  • May 23, 2020
    Susan Cable says:
    Johnny was my brother and best friend whom I loved very much. He was such a kind generous and thoughtful person. His death has put a big hole in my heart. I will miss not being able to reach out to him for advice but I will cherish the memories we have shared and keep them close to my heart.