Mr. Bennie L. Seymore entered eternal rest on Monday, June 4, 2018 at his residence under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc.
On November 13, 1942, Bennie L. Seymore (Pop) was born to Quincy and Daisy Seymore in Bamberg, SC. He was the fourth of nine children. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and three siblings: Earthel, Yourner Mae, and Willard Seymore. He was baptized at First Mt. Sinai, and later moved his membership to First Bryan Baptist Church.
He was an integral part of the Curry Town Reunion, instrumental in advocacy and youth development at Alfred Ely Beach High School. Bennie found joy in providing holiday celebrations for the youth in his family. He had a stint of appearances as “Santa Claus” during First Bryan Baptist Church’s Christmas celebrations.
Bennie was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1967 where he served two years in the Vietnam Conflict as an Army Specialist. Immediately following his honorable discharge from the Army, Bennie was a staunch participant in the Civil Right’s Movement here in Savannah, GA. He was active in the local NAACP movement in Savannah.
Returning to Savannah after the war, he began his career with Union Camp (International Paper) where in 2004 he retired with 39 years of service as a pulp mill engineer. During his employment with Union Camp, Bennie served as the United Way of Coastal Empire representative; a role which he loved.
The charisma and charm that Bennie possessed was unmatched. On June 4, 2018, after a lifetime commitment to his family and friends, God gave him his Heavenly wings. Bennie L. Seymore is survived by his devoted wife of 45 years, Jacqueline Major Seymore; four children, Dennis (Tomeka) Ellison, DeLisa (Carl) Davis, Lori (Ranell) Williams and Quincy (Terri) Seymore. He leaves a legacy of seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Bennie is survived by four siblings: Grayzel (James) Jenkins, Elise Roberts, Wille James (Rosalind) Seymore Carolyn (Bugie) Oliver; aunts, many nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted friends and a special daughter, Loretta Young. Bennie L. Seymore left a legacy characterized by an infinite, selfless, and unconditional love for his family. He was the consummate caretaker and provider for his family. One that all men; fathers, sons, grandfathers, uncles, nephews, and godfathers across the world should endeavor to emulate. Pop was a man’s man.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 at
First Bryan Baptist Church 575 W. Bryan St. Savannah, GA.
Interment ~ Bonaventure Cemetery (Greenwich Section)
Please sign the guestbook at www.sidneyjonescampbell.com.