Fate Seay

October 13, 1940 — November 26, 2021

Fate Seay

Mr. Fate Seay, age 81, of Trenton, Florida, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 26, 2021. Fate was born on October 13, 1940, in Worthington Springs, Florida, to the late George and Cora Mae (James) Seay.

Fate attended school in Lake Butler, Florida and was a graduate of the Union County High School Class of 1960. During high school he met the love of his life, and wife of 61 years, Catherine (Cathy) Ann Fortner. They were married in 1960 and moved to Trenton, Florida in 1965. Fate was employed by Southern Bell until retirement in 2000 following 39-1/2 years of service. The most important thing to Fate was his love and devotion to God and his family. He was passionate about his faith and sharing the word of God with others. Throughout his years, Fate was blessed to have served in church as Chairman of the Deacons, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher, and choir member. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who always put God and Family first.
In high school Fate excelled in sports, especially football. He was a proud member of the Union County Tigers and All State football teams. He was inducted into the Union County Hall of Fame in October 2012. He loved being able to share his knowledge and skills with others and coached track-and-field in Trenton, FL. Fate was also an avid fisherman and hunter. After retirement, he loved to spend time fishing, hunting, and doing taxidermy. Fate was preceded in death by his father and mother George and Cora Seay, brothers Clyde and Doc Seay, sisters Ella Mae Gainey, Mary Elixson and Eva Green.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Seay; his children, Suzanne Seay, Deborah Dukes, Troy (Leanne) Seay; grandchildren, Amanda (Micah) Noda, Kaitlyn Myers, Rachel Seay, Paige (John) Stephenson, Trevin and Brayden Dukes, Megan and Madison Seay, and Conner Terry; great-grandchildren, Isabella, Titus and Silas Noda, Trevor and Jace Myers; siblings, Roscoe (Paula) Seay, Nita (Travis) Hemphill, Lila (Ted) Barber, Ovedia (WC) Blue, Donnie (Buddy) Guynn, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral to honor Fate’s life will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Bethel Baptist Church, Trenton, FL. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 12:00 pm at the church. His interment will follow at Elzey Chapel Cemetery (13372 SW 52nd St, Lake Butler, FL 32054). Services will be officiated by Rev. Rick Lawrence. Fate’s pallbearers will include, Robert Deen, Brayden Dukes, Caleb Dukes, Trevin Dukes, Chris Fortner, Micah Noda, Clarence Seay, and John Stephenson, with assistance from the following honorary pallbearers, WC Blue, Wayne Deen, Rick Dewees, Kenny Murphy, Scott Murphy, Charles Pinkerton, Horace Quincy, and William Roberts.

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Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton, FL. 352-463-8888. www.WatsonMilton.com

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