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Obituary of Donald Ray Seay

August 2, 1940 – July 2, 2021

A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Donald Ray Seay, 80, a longtime resident of Portsmouth, Virginia was called to his eternal home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 2, 2021.
He was born on August 2, 1940, in Calvert City, Kentucky to the late Raymond and Ocie Seay. Also preceding him in death is his daughter, Donna Elizabeth Seay.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patsy Kerr Seay; son, Michael Seay and wife Cathy; granddaughters, Hannah Seay, Haley Seay and Jaxon Lopez; brother, Charles Seay; and sister, Vickie Sheets.
Donald was a Navy veteran, serving his country with honor at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia from 1958 – 1961. He then went on to be an apprentice at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (Shop 64), and Project Manager at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN, NNSY Portsmouth (SUPSHIP). He retired after 39 years of dedicated Government Service.
He was an avid hunter that never missed a deer season and a devout Christian of the Church of Christ since 1958. His smile was infectious and will be greatly missed.
The family received friends on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 1:00 p.m at the Loving Funeral Home, 3225 Academy Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23703. Minister Bill Bates officiated the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to the Church of Christ, 2130 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, Virginia, 23701, Attention: Mr. Keith Churchman.


  1. Larry Edwards on July 8, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Condolences to Donnie’s family. He was a classmate and teammate at Rosiclare Grade and High Schools. Those fortunate to play ball with Donnie knew him as an excellent athlete, tough competitor, a leader and a winner. He was friendly and a gentleman plus always super cool (using a positive term from years ago). A life well lived. God bless Patsy and his family.

  2. Margaret Rose Langston on August 2, 2021 at 12:04 am

    So sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. I grew up in Rosiclare, Illinois a few years ahead of Donnie. I cherished knowing Donne and his wife Patsy.

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