Mineola Mourns the Loss of Shannon Seaton (Update: Funeral Services Set)

Shannon SeatonEarlier today, Shannon Seaton (35) passed away apparently after performing some yard work. Details are still unclear, but apparently Seaton had been working in the yard and suffered some  kind of event that led to his passing.

He leaves behind a wife and two children as well as his other family members. He also leaves the East Texas theater community in mourning. Seaton was the theater teacher/director at Mineola High School and was also active at the Lake Country Playhouse. He had a hand in many things throughout our town and will be missed terribly by many.

Those who knew Shannon Seaton will remember his calm, quiet demeanor and his perpetual smile among the many other positive qualities he possessed.

Healing thoughts and prayers for his family are encouraged.




Services have been announced.
Visitation is Friday, July 19 from 6-8 PM at Beaty Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning (7-20) at First United Methodist Church in Mineola at 10 AM. Internment will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola.

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10 comments for “Mineola Mourns the Loss of Shannon Seaton (Update: Funeral Services Set)

  1. Jennifer Jobe (Walker)
    July 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Our family’s hearts are broken for the Seaton family. We cannot imagine the pain. Please know that we will continuously lift you all to the Father, praying for comfort and peace. Shannon was an amazing man of God, who impacted the lives of many. He will be greatly missed! Again, we are so very sorry!

    Jen Jobe (Walker)

  2. Sherry Caston Terry
    July 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    This is so sad, a terrible loss. Wonderful teacher for many children. My daughter started her love for drama when Shannon started teaching. He will be very missed. My heart goes out to his family.

  3. July 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Sadness fills our heart as a great influence and teacher passes, on this journey setbacks are abundant, but nothing damages the heart more then the death of a loved one. Are prayers are in line for the Seaton family, he will be missed.

  4. Thomas Hall
    July 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Mr seaton and i had our falling outs because i cant act…. But he will be missed and my family are sending our prayers to him and his family……. let him R.I.P And his family know that he is in a better place……. I am so sorry……. I send my prayers to you all……

    Yours Truly: Thomas Hall

  5. Destiny hale
    July 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I hope that his family will soon feel better and I love u all !!!

  6. Wade&Cindy Allen and family
    July 17, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to my sons wife Laurie and her family on the passing of Shannon. May his wife and children find comfort in the days ahead. Amen.

  7. joshua wright
    July 18, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Lots of people are hurt during the trajedy Mrs. Seating sorry I know ur going to have hard times with this at school trying to do your work after school looking at your door waiting to see him walk in R.I.P Mr.seating love and my prayers

  8. July 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    My heart mourns to hear this news. I had the pleasure of knowing him, and being a part of his one and only yearbook class. He was a very calm and nice person from the day I walked through the door of his classroom, we had lots of good times in that class room. It was very unreal to hear the news, Mrs. Seaton if you happen to read this just know, that I pray daily for you and your girls that God brings peace to y’all. God does everything for a reason sometimes it might seem like all the walls are caving in but you have to rely on God for your struggles. I had the pleasure of knowing him and working with him, he will truly be missed by many. My God bring you and your family peace as we know we will see him again and in that time it will be in a better place.

    • joshua wright
      July 18, 2013 at 8:39 pm


  9. carol broadaway
    July 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

    We knew Shannon’s wife since she and my dauughter were children. Their family and ours were very close for many years till we moved away. However, we have heard nothing but good for Shannon and his family as well. For them we grieve and hurt, but we know he has gone to a better place. A place where there will be no more pain. So family let’s as we shift forwaed just remember what a great influence he has been on his school’s arts department and a long list of students. And remember the good to sustain us for the future. Carol Broadaway

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