William “Bill” Jerry Seal, 76, of Orange died Wednesday May 25, at Baptist Orange Hospital.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. David Turner of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Ida Wilson Cemetery in Echo. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Orange.

Born in Orange on Nov. 11, 1934, Bill was the son of William P. and Lucina (Cloud) Seal. He was a graduate of Little Cypress High School in 1953, later served in the U.S. Air Force and was an operator at DuPont. He was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church, the Little Cypress Lions Club, the LC-M Athletic Booster Club, the Orange Master Gardeners, and the Little Cypress Volunteer Fire Department. Bill loved his grandchildren very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, A.D. Mayo, Jesse Mayo, J.B. Ezell and Danny Seal.

Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mavis Yellott Seal of Orange; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Ron Inman of Maypearl, Diana and Greg Perry of Mauriceville and Donna and Ernest Beadle of Greenville, Mississippi; and son, William Seal of Littleton, Colorado.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Alison Inman, Warren Beadle, Jonathan Inman, Michael Inman, Steven Perry, Martin Beadle, Brandon Perry, and Anna Leigh Beadle; and sister, Betty Ellis Stanfield of Orange.

Serving as Pallbearers will be grandsons, Warren Beadle, Jonathan Inman, Michael Inman, Steven Perry, Martin Beadle and Brandon Perry. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Miller, Wayne Dougharty and Jesse Simmons.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Cypress Baptist Church, Room for God’s Children Building Fund, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, Orange, Texas 77632.