Ernest Seaman

Ernest Edward Seaman

Sunday, July 24th, 1938 - Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Ernest Edward Seaman, 81 of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday May 28, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston following a long illness.

Born July 24, 1938 in Boston, MA he was the son of the late John and Fern Punty Seaman.

Mr. Seaman was a horse jockey for over 50 years winning races all over the world. He was a member of New Life Apostolic Church. He had lived in Oak Hill for several years, retiring from Charlestown, WV.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Seaman; two daughters, Bonnie and Brenda; one brother, John Seaman and two sisters, Lynn Bedford and Karen Labbe.

Survivors two sisters, Jane Toney of Oak Hill and Myrna Toney of Florida; nieces and nephews, including Earl and Melinda Toney, with whom he made his home, Robin and Sam Eads of Oak Hill, Mary and James Stover of Oak Hill, Roy and Rose Toney of Florida, Ronda and J.J. Hardwerk of Florida and Jimmy and Dawn Seaman of Pax; great nieces and nephews, Seth, Levi, Caleb, and Abigail Toney, Josiah Cooper, Samuel and Silas Eads, James II and John Stover; best friends, Ray Single and Judy Schroder, and care taker, Kathy Cooper.

At his request, the body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at New Life Apostolic Church on Thursday June 4th at 6:00pm. Rev. Earl Toney Jr Officiating

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV
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    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 6:00pm
    New Life Apostolic Church


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Casey Lattimer

Posted at 09:12am
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a kind and considerate man and a wealth of knowledge on racing and horsemanship. When I was a "rookie" on the race track at Charles Town, he kept an eye on me. RIP Ernie.

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