John Emory Seay was born on March 6, 1932, in Telfair County and died January 2, 2023 at the age of ninety. He was the son of John Frank Seay and Nancy Margaret Williams Seay and was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Lewis Etheridge Seay, Eber Rue Stapleton, Mary Lizzie Binkney and Nettie Lee Wright.
Mr. Seay is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Christine Spires Seay and their children, Nancy Gail Seay Rogers and her husband, Tommy, of McRae, Randall Emory Seay of Atlanta, Exie Lynn Seay of Cumming and Mary Kristina Seay of McRae. He is also survived by grandsons, Chris "Buck" Rogers and his wife, Katelyn, of Braselton, Will Rogers and his wife, Lana, of McRae and Joel Rogers and his wife, Paula of Eastman. Eleven great-grandchildren survive as well, including Billy Rogers, Eli Rogers, Rose Rogers, Ben Rogers, Bo Rogers, Emma Rogers, Sarabelle Rogers, Lily Rogers, Abby Rogers, Dean Rogers and Henri Rogers.
Mr. Seay was a veteran, having served in the United States Army. He was a distributor for the Excello Battery Company for more than thirty years, but farming was the vocation he most loved. He was a past president of the Three Rivers Cattlemen and the Telfair County Farm Bureau.
Mr. Seay was a member of Midway United Methodist Church near his home, and he had previously as a deacon and song leader at Harmony Baptist Church.
The funeral service will be private.