In Memory

Seawell Turner

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11/11/20 07:59 AM #1    

William U. Bill Fletcher

Sewell and I were in cub scouts together - probably a Webeloes den.  We met at his house on Washington Street off Glenwood Avenue.  His house was right next to the train tracks.  As I remember it was a huge yard and they had chickens roaming around.  A very special place for 10 year olds to play.  

Later in life we ran into each other at political events.  I believe he lived out in the Marsh Creek area near Wendell during that time.  

It was good to see him at our last reunion.  I think I can say with confidence that Sewell as a man of conviction who lived his beliefs.  Rest in peace my friend.  

11/11/20 10:57 AM #2    

James A. King, II

So sad to hear this news!  Through White Memorial and Broughton, I have know Seawell and his parents for at least 50 years. I enjoyed seeing him at our last Broughton Class reunion, but I did not know that he had moved to Florida. Prayers and blessings to his Mom, sister, wife, children and grandchildren. I know he will be deeply missed.

11/14/20 09:58 AM #3    

Daulton West, Jr.

I was saddened to hear of Seawell’s s recent passing. I have known Seawell since my Daniels Junior High School days. I’m sure we shared a few classes together at Daniels and a maybe a few at Broughton as well, although too much time has passed for me to remember exactly which ones. 


I have attended every Broughton HS class reunion and if memory serves, Seawell attended every one of them as well. He did indeed stay in touch with his 1967 Broughton classmates by attending reunions, and I’m told he also enjoyed and supported the socials and get togethers over the years. I remember talking to him at our 50th reunion in 2017, as well as some of the previous reunions we attended. He seemed genuinely glad to see you, always had a smile on his face, and was a very warm and pleasant person to be around. Our Broughton reunions were surely better, if you were lucky enough to run into Seawell Turner, experience his warm smile and share a story or two.


My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, mother, and the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren he leaves behind. I learned that in 2018 he moved to a retirement community in Davenport, Florida and looked forward to family trips to Disney World, a favorite family destination. He had only been in Florida a short time,  when his health problems were diagnosed in late August of this year. It was said that he found peace and made the most of his remaining days with his family, and loved ones. We will miss seeing him at our next class reunion.


“People don’t run out of dreams, they just run out of time” - Glenn Frey  

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