Carl Julius Seyfert, 92-year-old longtime Seminole, Oklahoma, resident, passed from this life on Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 24, 2016, at ahis home in Seminole.

Carl Julius Seyfert, 92-year-old longtime Seminole, Oklahoma, resident, passed from this life on Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 24, 2016, at ahis home in Seminole.

He was born April 11, 1924, in Johnson County, Arkansas ,to parents Callie (Brown) Seyfert and Clement Carl Seyfert.

Carl graduated from Harjo High School. He had worked at Otasco for 25 years, Seminole Lumber, and retired from the Goff Corporation in Seminole.

On Sept. 28, 1961, Carl married Mary Wanda Snell in Seminole.

Carl was a very loving and dedicated family man. He also was a faithful servant to God. For many years he and his family attended the Seminole First Assembly of God Church where Carl was a deacon and usher for more than 16 years. He also served on the church board for more than 16 years. It was never a surprise to see Carl visiting friends and church members who were in the hospital or nursing home. Recently he and his wife had been attending Bowlegs First Assembly of God until Carl’s health started to decline.

One of the fondest memories of Carl is how he loved to garden and having the ability to make the straightest rows around. He wouldn’t even let his loving wife, Mary, help him because the rows had to be just right.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Callie and Clement Carl Seyfert, by three brothers and their spouses, Theodore and Alice Griffith, Raymond and Elsie Seyfert, by an infant brother, Eugene Seyfert; by three sisters and their spouses; infant sister Georgia Griffith, Lillie and BA Smith, Susie and Prentis Letney; by brothers-in-law, Bill Snell, Vernon James, Ed Hailey; by sisters-in-law, Betty Whitt and Helen and Olen Boyd; and by his mother and father-in-law, Fred and Dora Snell.

Carl leaves to cherish his many memories to his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Seyfert, of the home; one son, Jeff Seyfert of Yukon, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Ashley Seyfert; two sisters-in-law, Nona James of Oklahoma City, Johnnie Hailey of Oklahoma City; and a host of other family and dear friends.

The family will receive friends at Swearingen Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, with Pastor Roy Robertson officiating the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be J.P. Duvall, Thurman Harris, Tommy Seyfert, Robert Griffith, Don Pinkerton, and Robert Anson.

Honorary Bearers will be Jack Boyd, Mickey Hallmark, and Ron Bright.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneral.com