Donald Anthony Seaman, Sr., age 89, of Newburgh, IN, passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital.
Don was placed in an orphanage soon after his birth. He was promptly adopted by Margaret & Frank Seaman who lived in Cleveland, Ohio. When he was seven years old, Margaret left Frank and traveled to Degonia Springs, IN, where she met and married Russell Dimmett, who was to become his father.
Don was enrolled in various Warrick County schools, including Boonville High School where he graduated with honors in 1949. He felt the call to the ministry at an early age. He held many services for the youth ministry of "Youth for Christ" at the Evansville Rescue Mission. After graduation from high school he went to Georgetown College, in Georgetown, KY, where he was voted by the Faculty to the "Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities", and where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
After graduation, he volunteered for the Army and was sent to Germany where he served in an elite corp. of Heavy Artillery that caused him a loss of hearing and gave him a bit of disability in the eyes of the US Army. Returning from the tour of service in Germany, he came back to his home in Boonville and was part of the start-up of the Alcoa plant in its early years. Leaving his post at Alcoa, he moved to Portland, IN, where he began his love of teaching; his subject of choice was Spanish. He was happiest when he could take his students on a trip to Mexico and show them the life style of the young students in another country. Eventually, he moved his family to Memphis when he returned to the ministry and began leading various Bible Classes in churches around Memphis. He also was on the staff of Lane College. When he retired from the business world in Memphis, he returned to Indiana where found his childhood sweetheart, Cora Godbey, They were married in 1997 and often held Bible Studies in their home for neighbors and friends. During the early years of their marriage, Don served as Town Manager in Grandview, IN, during the 911 Crisis. Don was a long-term Christian and served his calling to the ministry faithfully.
Don is survived by his wife, Cora (Godbey) Seaman; son, Tony Seaman; daughters, Elizabeth Seaman and Paula Wheeler (Wes); grandson, Josh Wheeler (Marci), great grandsons, Preston and Parker Wheeler, and many members of the Dimmett family.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Theone Agnos; and mother and father Margaret and Russell Dimmitt.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2021, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue. A Live Stream will be available beginning twenty minutes prior to the service time. Please visit www.boonefuneralhome.net, select your loved one’s obituary, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Live Stream. Burial will be held at a later date.
Friends may visit from 1:00 p.m. until service time, Monday, March 29, 2021, at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project at 223 Rosa L. Parks Ave. Suite 301 Nashville, TN 37203 or Evansville Rescue Mission at 500 E. Walnut Street Evansville, IN 47714
Arrangements are being handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.
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