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Thomas Edwards Seay

Thomas Edwards Seay, 58, of Franklinton passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at his home after a courageous battle with ALS.

Thomas was born in Bluefield, WV on June 13, 1964 to Carroll Joseph Seay and Cheryl Louise Harry.

Thomas served with the United States Air Force for several years. He was a member of Durham Masonic Lodge #687 and was a Master Mason, Amaran Shriner and also a member of the Sir Walter Gun Club. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed riding his Harley. He received a Bachelors degree from Western Carolina University in Electronic Engineering. He had a 23 year career with Frontier Communications.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be private at Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Patricia Pence Seay; two daughters, Ashley Smith (Brandon), Alysha Powell (Chris); one son, David J. Seay; four grandchildren, Conner Smith, Bryce Smith, Sophie Powell and Ellie Powell; one brother, David A. Seay (Fonda); his parents, Carroll Seay and Cheri Lambert; his mother and father-in-law, Waymon and Patty Pence; one brother-in-law, Tom Pence; nieces, Abi Wood, Autumn Wood and Emma Seay; nephews Tanner Seay and TJ Pence, great-niece Junie; Aunts/Uncles Larry Seay, Jimmy and Ginger Seay, Bob and Lori Harry; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lucy Wood and a brother, Robbie Seay.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the following organizations in Tom’s honor:


  • Randy Benson Posted September 30, 2022 5:09 pm

    Condolences to the family during this difficult time. Tom was a great guy!

  • Patricia Kennison Posted September 30, 2022 5:38 pm

    My buddy 💔 Prayers for Trish and all the family 🙏🙏

  • Tammy Cook Posted September 30, 2022 5:53 pm

    Prayers for Trish and the family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Trey Hughes Posted September 30, 2022 7:34 pm

    Prayers for the family. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Mishew Posted September 30, 2022 9:34 pm

    Truly, one of the very best!

  • Bryan Edwards Posted September 30, 2022 10:21 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Steve Frye – Monroe, NC Posted September 30, 2022 10:29 pm

    I pray that God comforts you with His grace

  • carol hall Posted October 1, 2022 1:17 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Trish and Family. No words can express what you and family are going through.

  • Dale Ryba Posted October 1, 2022 2:52 am

    Here is to one of the best men and my friend. I will miss him. Thanks Tom for being there for me.

  • Susan Dunnagan Posted October 1, 2022 4:18 am

    I am so sad to read this. So glad you were able to enjoy so many good years together.

  • Mark Cline Posted October 1, 2022 4:26 am

    So sorry to hear this. A good friend and supervisor. God bless you Trish and give y’all His peace be and strength.

  • Zelda McCauley Posted October 1, 2022 8:38 am

    Sending love, light and prayers your way. Rest in heaven peacefully Tom.

  • Michael Baker Posted October 1, 2022 11:04 pm

    Rest in peace old friend. Prayers for your family. Heaven gained another great one.

  • David Snow Posted October 1, 2022 11:23 pm

    Thoughts and prayers. Tom was a great guy and will be missed by all. We really had some good times at work with our lunch gang

  • Craig McDavid Posted October 2, 2022 4:35 pm

    RIP my friend. You will be missed.

  • Jon looney Posted October 2, 2022 5:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about Tommy. Was such a good guy. Loved riding in his challenger when he dropped us off at school. Prayers for the family.

  • Terrie LaRue and Keith Faison Posted October 2, 2022 6:51 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our hearts and thoughts with love.

  • Lori Soboleski Posted October 3, 2022 2:44 pm

    Im so sorry for your loss Ashley. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Cora Boggs Posted October 4, 2022 12:21 am

    So sorry for your loss my friend. Sending prayers to you and the family

  • Nadine Garcia Posted October 4, 2022 2:01 pm

    Words cannot describe nor explain the heartbreak over the loss of a dear colleague and friend. Trish and family, my most sincere and deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. I’ll always remember Tom for his beautiful soul and silly goofiness. We had some great, fun times at the office with the rest of the gang and those times will forever stay with me. Always, the jokester with his playful spirit, that is how I want to remember our dear friend Tom. RIP!

  • Rodney Williams Posted October 5, 2022 1:23 pm

    My heart goes out to the family and friends. Tom was such a great person to work with and always made me laugh. Trish and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Tim Kitts Jr. Posted October 6, 2022 1:08 am

    Thoughts and prayers for Tom’s entire family he was a joy to be around at work. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Janie Monaco Posted October 6, 2022 11:11 am

    Trish, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Charles Pless Posted October 6, 2022 1:08 pm

    Tommy was such a prince of a man, may he rest in piece with his Lord. God ,please be with Trish and Family during this time of sorrow.

  • Robert Bryan Posted October 7, 2022 6:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Tom was such a great man to work with. Always willing to go above and beyond. He will be missed greatly. Rest in Peace my friend.

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