James Cody Seay, age 29, of Mosheim, the Hartman’s Chapel Community, passed away Thursday at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.
Cody was a 2008 graduate of West Greene High School. He was an eleven-year employee of Crown Tonka and attended Hartman’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
Cody was truly a gift from God. His laugh and his smile would light up a room. He was an extraordinary and loving son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousins, and friend. He had such great devotion to his family and in everything he did.
Cody was an “expert” fisherman, he also enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and the outdoors. He loved spending time with his family, especially “Little James”. He will also be remembered for his willingness to help others and his generosity.
Survivors include his parents: Jamey and Charlotte Dyke Seay; sister and brother-in-law: Taylor and Dustin Wilhoit; very special nephew: James Wilhoit; grandmother: Linda Seay; aunts and uncles: Terry and Phyllis Dyke, Rita Trent, Crystal and Jamie Ricker, Jama and Lynn Doty; special great-aunt: Dolly Seay; cousins: Brandy, Joe, and Colton Cooter, Jordan Ricker, Ethan Trent, Mylee Doty, and Melyna Doty.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: James Seay, Ulysses and Shirley Dyke; great-grandmother: Margaret Kesterson; special great-uncle: Tony Seay.
The body will lie in state at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 am – 7 pm for family and friends to pay their respects.
Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at Hartman’s Chapel Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Fain, the Rev. Lowell Bowens, and the Rev. Donnie Bible will officiate.
Active pallbearers will be Jordan Ricker, Ethan Trent, Joe Cooter, Edward Seay, Tyler Hatcher, and Josh Freshour. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends at Crown Tonka and his hunting and fishing buddies.
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