Henry Edward Seay
Henry Edward Seay
  • March 25, 1979 - August 19, 2016
  • Mount Dora, Florida

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SEAY, HENRY EDWARD LEE, 37, of Mount Dora joined his Lord and his brother John on the evening of August 18, 2016. Henry departed this life peacefully and unexpectedly after taking his boat out fishing on Lake Dora. He was the beloved husband of Erica Seay of Mount Dora, the beloved son of Jim and Sarah Seay of Apopka, and the beloved brother of Annie and Billy Seay and the late John Seay. He was an Uncle to Noah and Luke Groves, and James and Matthew Leon. Henry attended pre-school at First Presbyterian of Maitland, where he was one of Miss Kitty’s favorites. At Spring Lake Elementary School, he was a participant in the gifted program, including numerous Odyssey of the Mind Competitions. Henry attended Milwee Middle School where he played the trombone in the Concert Band. He was a student volunteer at the Orlando Science Center and was recognized as student volunteer of the year in that role. Henry graduated from Lake Brantley High School in 1997 and obtained an A.A. degree from Valencia Community College as well as an EMT certification. Henry was a talented chef, and worked as a cook and sous chef for many well-known restaurants including Flemings, Luma and Salt Island. He even spent a summer at Denali National Park running their best restaurant. He had recently begun working for Long Construction. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Maitland. He loved skateboarding, snowboarding, fishing and paddle boarding.

Henry loved three things: his beloved wife Erica, his family and his boat. His wedding day was the happiest day of his life, and it’s impossible to find a picture of him on that day where he is not smiling. Henry will be remembered by all who knew him as a loving and gentle soul, more concerned with others than with himself. In addition to his wife, parents and siblings, Henry is survived by a large and loving extended family. He will be missed and mourned by his family and his friends and colleagues. Henry left this life as happy as anyone could be, doing what he loved. While we who are left behind must do without his physical presence now, wonderful memories of him will keep him alive in our hearts until we are reunited. Donations in memory of Henry may be made to the American Red Cross for Louisiana disaster relief at American Red Cross, ,P O Box 37839,Boone, IA 50037-0839, website https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

A celebration of Henry’s life will be Saturday, August, 27th at 3:00pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 9913 Bear Lake Rd., Apopka, FL, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

The family greatly appreciates the many expressions of love and support which have been extended by our many friends and family.