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Oliver Seay

North Little Rock, AR, 1931 - 2019

Oliver Seay, age 88, of North Little Rock, Ark., passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019. He was born on April 24, 1931, in Newport, Tenn., to parents Leonard and Ora Seay. Oliver grew up in the Great Smoky Mountains with his seven brothers and one sister. He married his lovely bride, Lois Sexton, in Georgia in 1954.
Oliver joined the United States Air Force and faithfully served his country for over 20 years, including during the Vietnam War, retiring as a Master Sargent. After his retirement from the Air Force, he went on to work another 18 years for J. C. Penney Co.
A true family man, there wasn't anything he couldn't fix. His family took all of their broken items to him for repairs. He never lost his curiosity about how things were put together. He was also a great gardener. Oliver was a longtime member of First Jacksonville Methodist Church.
More than anything else, he enjoyed his grandchildren. He was always up for an adventure and entertained his family with his great stories of growing up in the Smoky Mountains.
Oliver is preceded in death by his parents and six of his seven brothers. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Seay of North Little Rock; son, Mike (Kathy) Seay of Little Rock ; daughter, Cindy (Steve) Webb of Maumelle; grandchildren Ben Seay of Austin, Texas, Lilly (Sean) Sapp of North Little Rock, and Ryan Webb of Maumelle. He is also survived by his brother, Earl Seay, and sister, Marie Kennedy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials honoring Oliver may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, Ark., 72202.
A graveside service honoring Oliver's life will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, December 30, at Rest Hills Memorial Park, 7724 Landers Road, NLR. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. in the Rest Hills funeral home prior to his graveside service. The U.S. Air Force Honors Team will render military honors.

Published December 28, 2019

Griffin Leggett — Rest Hills
7724 Landers Road, North Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-835-3515