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Shawn K Seay

1958 - 2021

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Shawn K. Seay, 62, of Chatom, died in Mobile after a brief illness on Monday, June 21, 2021. Shawn was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He retired from teaching after 31 years in 2011. He taught math, history and special education as well as coached several sports. He was a bluegrass musician and loved to play his guitar. He was always willing to go and pick and grin at a moment's notice, especially if it was a benefit for someone in need.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Frances Seay; his brother, Brett Seay and niece, Jessica Seay Cox.
He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Leigh Anne Seay; children, Mary (Patrick) Mill of Trussville, William Kennard and Michael Seay, both of Chatom; granddaughters, Dani and Kinsley; brother, Samuel B (Sheryl) Seay of Homer, LA, sister, Sara (Larry) Friedrich of Mt. Pleasant, SC; six nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be conducted at a later date at the Quinnelly Family Cemetery where his remains will be interred. A musical celebration of his life will be conducted in the near future for his friends and loved ones to remember him in the way he was most often seen. A time and location have not yet been determined.
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Drew Akridge

July 3, 2021 11:51 AM

Sean was a bluegrass purist and would tell you in a heartbeat that the original Will the Circle Be Unbroken album was the best! LOL He was also a fine musician and community minded man. RIP Hope they had your left handed harp ready when you got to Heaven.

Teet and Dean Lewis

June 27, 2021 8:03 PM

We knew Shawn from many years ago when he was a teacher and basketball coach at SCA. We renewed our friendship for the time our grandsons attended MHS. our sympathies go to his family.

Gene & Libby Loper

June 25, 2021 9:36 AM

We were so sorry to hear of Shawn's passing. We enjoyed his music at the Fifddler's Convention for many, many years in Frankville, AL We saw him last there this year. He and his great music will surely be missed by all who knew  and loved him. Praying for his wife, boys and families. Gene & Libby Loper

Calep "Sparky" Lewis

June 25, 2021 7:31 AM

My heart was saddened to hear of this passing of this Bluegrass buddy of mine. A true legend in the world of Bluegrass.  Loved by all who knew him.  Leigh Ann and Family you are in our prayers for Peace and comfort during this time.   Calep "Sparky" Lewis (Fiddle Player)

Candace D Johnson

June 23, 2021 3:35 PM

Shawn was a constant at our house for Alabama games when my Daddy was alive. He was one’of my Dad’s best friends. We loved Shawn and will cherish the memories!

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