Thomas Robert (Papa) Seay, 84

Published 4:16 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013

GLADSTONE, May 30 – Thomas Robert (Papa) Seay, 84, of Gladstone, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at his residence. Born in Gladstone on February 17, 1929, he was a son of the late Charlie O. Seay and the late Janie Cook Seay Howe.

He was a US Army veteran serving his country during the Korean War. Mr. Seay was a member of Union Baptist Church, the V.F.W., the Toga Fire Department, and was actively involved in his community. He was a retired US postal carrier for Gladstone and served as a police officer for the town of Appomattox. The accomplishment he was most proud of was being able to spend his life living and farming his homeplace.

He is survived by a daughter, Patricia S. Young and husband, Thomas of Clifton Forge; son, Tony Wayne Seay of Lynch-burg; brother, William R. (Dick) Seay and wife, Jean of Toga; two grandchildren, Melissa Adcock Bradley and husband, Greg of Appomattox and Robert Wilson Adcock of Chatham; 12 great-grandchildren; and extended family whom he raised, Michael Colvin and wife, Christina of Appomattox, Kim Cawthorne and husband, Gary of Toga, Toni Scruggs of Buckingham, Saman-tha Palmer and husband, Michael of Glenmore. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Omar Seay.

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The family would like to express their appreciation to Lorene Rickmond of Amherst and Ashby and Wanda Mayo of Buck-ingham.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 30 in Union Baptist Church by the Rev. Jennings Duncan. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post #104 and V.F.W. # 9855 combined honor guard.

Those wishing to make memorials contributions, please consider Union Baptist Church, 2135 Austins Road, Gladstone, VA 24553; Toga Fire Department, 1779 Mount Rush Highway, Dillwyn, VA 23936; or Buckingham Rescue Squad, 22 Wingo Road, Dillwyn, VA 23936.

Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Appomattox, served the family and an online condolence may be sent by visiting