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Henry James  Seaborn, Jr.
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Obituary for Henry James Seaborn, Jr.

On a beautiful autumn day November the 21, 1928, Henry James Seaborn Jr. was born to the late Henry James and Mable Black Seaborn in White Hall, Alabama. He was the fourth child, and the first son in a family of twelve children, having three older sisters. Henry grew up on a farm in White Hall, Alabama. He was given many responsibilities as a young child. Henry was truly a blessing and great joy to the family. They loved and nurtured him so much, and he grew up to be a handsome young man.
Henry completed junior high school in Montgomery, Alabama in 1948. He was willing and determined to complete his education by attending Emily Griffin Opportunity High School in Denver, Colorado. There he received his diploma in 1976. Later Henry relocated to Youngstown, Ohio to work in the steel mills with his uncle, until he was drafted into the United States Army.
He was stationed at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina from October 13, 1950 to 1952. During this time, he met his gorgeous wife Sarah Lee Gist at the United States Organization Club (U.S.O). They became good friends and learned to know each other very well. As a young college student, he persuaded Sarah to marry him secretly in November 1955. He was being deployed to Nuremberg, Germany for one year. Henry was anxious and anticipated his return back to the United States, so he volunteered to bring the 5th infantry Division to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1956. Upon his return, they made the announcement of their marriage, and were joined together again in 1957. They lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado until 1965. Three children were born Henry, Robert, and Rosalind. Shortly after departing the military service, Henry established his own business in sand and gravel, scrap iron and metal.
He was an exceptional husband and a loving father. He firmly believed “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:06 Henry had a good sense of humor, always enjoyed people, and helping others, especially making them laugh. Everybody loved him. His hobbies were working on, restoring, and collecting old cars.
Henry loved the church, and he was raised up in the Baptist faith. After moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, he joined the St. John Baptist church and later, Friendship Baptist church. He was faithful, and worked in many organizations. He was ordained as a deacon in 1960. When he moved to Denver, Colorado his membership was Union Baptist until 1977. In 1977, Henry changed to Scott United Methodist church. Henry was an active member in many ministries. Those ministries included male chorus, Chairperson of the Trustees, Lay Leader, Finance, and attending Sunday school regularly.


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Visitation

Monday

29

Jan

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Scott United Methodist Church

2880 Garfield St.
Denver, CO 80205

Service

Monday

29

Jan

11:00 AM
Scott United Methodist Church

2880 Garfield St.
Denver, CO 80205

cemetery

Monday

29

Jan

1:30 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 S. Sheridan Blvd.
Denver, CO 80235

With Military Honors Staging Area "B"

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