Services for George Lee Seaton, 91, a longtime resident of Ada, are at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Seaton died Sunday, June 9, in Norman. He was born June 25, 1921, near Elmore City to James Owen and Etta Wilson Seaton.
He graduated from Clarendon High School (Texas) and Clarendon Jr. College. Mr. Seaton also earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from East Central State College (1946) and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma (1953).
Mr. Seaton enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. His support group participated in the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach and then went to the Pacific to prepare for the invasion of Japan. He was discharged to inactive duty in 1946 with a rank of lieutenant (j.g.). After discharge from the Navy he returned to East Central to complete his college education and he met his future wife, Elva Hardage, there. They were married on July 12, 1946.
Mr. Seaton was a teacher, elementary school principal and superintendent at Elmore City from 1946 to 1957. He then worked for the Vocational Rehabilitation division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services from 1957 until his retirement in 1986, with offices in Ardmore and Ada.
Mr. Seaton was active at First Baptist Church of Ada, serving as a deacon and as the Adult Men’s Sunday School teacher for 37 years. He was also active in Ada Kiwanis Club and Ada Prime Timers.
Survivors include four children: son, Derry Seaton and wife Jeanne of Claremont, Calif., daughter Debbie Deering and husband David of Norman, daughter Gail Dale and husband Jas of Moscow, Kan., and son Brent Seaton of Irvine, Calif.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Seaton was preceded in death by his wife Elva in 2007.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.