Richard Seymour

Richard L. Seymour

Saturday, August 17th, 1940 - Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Richard Seymour, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Close Window

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Richard's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Richard's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Richard L. Seymour, Sr., 80, of Watervliet, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Caretel Inn of Lakeland, St. Joseph.

Richard was born August 17, 1940 in Muskegon, MI to Norman and Dorothy (Smith) Seymour. Dick worked for Whirlpool for many years as a technician before his retirement in 1999. He continued to work as a technician several years past his retirement. Dick was a man with many skills and liked to keep busy. If he thought something was interesting, he invested his time in learning to do it. He had many hobbies, which included cooking, gardening, woodworking, dancing and beekeeping. His family fondly remembers him selling his wooden jewelry and ornaments at craft fairs, as well as his homemade syrup and salsa. He also enjoyed spending his evenings dancing at the DANK.

Dick is survived by his children, Elizabeth Seymour, Rebecca (Smitti) Pock, Richard Seymour, Jr., David Seymour, and Paula Moore; his seven grandchildren; his two great grandchildren; and his brothers, Norman (Joyce) Seymour, and Leonard Seymour. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the SPCA of SW Michigan, or a charity of your choice.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Richard
No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Richard here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Fred Chernetski

Posted at 09:39am
Seymour was a man with many interests, always in pursuit of the next opportunity. He willingly shared life’s lessons with his coworkers at Whirlpool. But that wasn’t always the case: One of the earliest lessons he taught me was the wrong direction to feed lumber into a radial arm saw. That lesson had to be coaxed from him because he was embarrassed by the bump on his head. He had been rough cutting components for a grandfather clock, carefully pushing with a scrap of wood, when the work piece suddenly flew against the basement wall and ricocheted back to him. At the time I thought it was a freak accident. I didn’t know him very well yet.

The lessons continued, and the teacher’s skills evolved. After Seymour joined Whirlpool Toastmasters, we didn’t have to coax the lessons any more. Each Monday morning, we came to expect another narrative with multiple puns, punch lines, and chuckles.

When we remember Seymour, let’s recall a time when he brought smiles to our faces. Maybe you can even recall a time he brought on so much laughter that tears ran down your leg. That’s how he wanted to be remembered.

I’ll offer a toast; “two fingers of bourbon” to Seymour the Toastmaster.

Fred Chernetski

Beth A Seymour Posted at 01:45am

Thank you Fred!

Christine Reisig

Posted at 09:47am
Paula and Family,
Mr. "Richard" aka my flower man/dance partner had a ZEST for life. He will be sadly missed by so many! I bought MANY flowers from him on his 63 truck shop, and at his home. I LOVED visiting with him at the DANK and dancing.
May GOD bless all of you during this loss and give you strength.

Christine Reisig

Beth Seymour Posted at 10:04am

Thank you Christine!

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: