Louis R. Seaton, Jr. age 72 longtime resident of Shawneetown passed away Saturday, April 26, 2008 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Louis was born in Old Shawneetown on August 20, 1935 to the late Louis and Madelyn Seaton Sr. Louis was married to Ethel (Homan) on May 17, 1975, she survives.
Louis was a Army Veteran serving his country and was a Army Medic, had retired from the Peabody Coal Co. and had been very active in his community. He served as Deputy Sheriff, Ky Colonel, Head of Security for Glen Poshard , member of the UMWA, loved to camp and most of all loved politics, being an avid Democrat.
Louis was a good husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will be greatly missed by the community. He is survived by, his wife Ethel, Daughter, Susan Grace of Eldorado, Step Daughter, Debbie Oxford, of Duquoin, IL, Step Son - Steve Throgmorton of Sturgis, Ky, Step Son - Dan Throgmorton of Carbondale, Il. 8 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren 2 Aunts and 1 Uncle.
Visitation for Louis will be Monday, April 28,2008 at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown from 4 to 8 PM, Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 1:30 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Louis Devous will officiate and interment will be in the Westwood Cemetery near Shawneetown. Military rites will be performed at the grave site.
In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.