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James “Buddy” Doyle Seats, Sr., 77

James “Buddy” Doyle Seats, Sr., 77, of Sherwood passed away on September 18, 2018. He was born on December 18, 1940 in Searcy, Arkansas to the late Loyd Franklin and Hazel Joy Seats.

Buddy was a loving father, grandfather and friend who was married to the love of his life, Juanita (Memaw) Seats, for over 49 years. Buddy served in the United States Army Military Police Force and served the public of Little Rock on the Little Rock Police Force for 41 years. He loved to travel, fish, hunt but his greatest joy of all was watching his grandchildren play sports. Buddy was a member of the Church of Christ and a graduate of Beebe High School and attended Beebe Junior College.

He was preceded in death by his brother Loyd Seats, Klamath, California and his uncle Abraham Lincoln (Lank) Stacey of El Paso, Arkansas.

He is survived by his loving wife Juanita Seats; his children James Doyle Seats, Jr., (Candice) of Sherwood, Arkansas and Franklin DeWayne Seats (Jennifer) of El Paso, Arkansas and his weekend daughter Macey Wadley (Thomas) of Sherwood, Arkansas; his grandchildren Cody (Lori), MacKenzie (Callie), Kelsey (Jake), Allison, Brannon (Jeimy), Brooks, Vada, Hudson and Oaklyn; his great-grandsons Weston and Colton; his sister-in-law Carolyn Seats of Klamath, California and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas with burial to follow at Romance Cemetery, Romance, Arkansas.

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  • Calvin Grogan Posted September 18, 2018 6:58 PM

    One of the best policeman and sergeants I ever had to honor to work for and with,

  • Kimberly Rogers Posted September 18, 2018 7:56 PM

    Buddy will be truly missed. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather. Fly high Buddy Seats

  • Tammy Posted September 18, 2018 8:14 PM

    Love you uncle Buddy you will be missed!

  • Barbara (Bobbie) Kennedy Posted September 18, 2018 8:50 PM

    You will be missed by many. May Jesus hold you close in his loving arms.

  • Donna Bottin Posted September 18, 2018 9:12 PM

    Juanita, I’m so sorry! Praying for GOD to surround you with HIS loving promise🙏🏻.

  • Mary and Tom Jarrett Posted September 18, 2018 9:32 PM

    We are so sorry to hear of the entire families loss. Thinking of you

  • Sam and Robin Manor Posted September 18, 2018 9:50 PM

    Praying for the family. May God give you peace and comfort

  • Beth Daniel Posted September 18, 2018 11:59 PM

    I’m so very sorry, Memaw! 💜 to you. Praying for you as well.

  • Mary Beeson White Posted September 19, 2018 12:08 AM

    My condolences to you.

  • Ben majors Posted September 19, 2018 9:26 AM

    Great Man

  • Jo Ann and Karen Heffington Posted September 19, 2018 9:34 AM

    So sorry to hear about this, but God will see you through.

  • Janice Shepard Posted September 19, 2018 10:16 AM

    So very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

  • Rebecca Richter Posted September 19, 2018 4:57 PM

    A great sergeant when I worked for him in the jail many years ago. I loved his dry, wry wit. Rest easy, Sgt. Seats.

  • Biff and Dee Ann Smith Posted September 20, 2018 5:07 AM

    Dewayne, Jennifer, Kelsey, Allison, and extended family….. Biff and I are thinking of you all during this painful part of your life, and we hope it helps to know that the love you have for Mr. Buddy shows and that’s what makes us pray for and support you in any way we can. You will continue to be in our thoughts, prayers, and brokenhearted-but-healing conversations.

  • Mark Burleson Posted September 20, 2018 11:19 AM

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  • Dennis Duran Posted September 20, 2018 3:06 PM

    Worked width Buddy at LRPD. Never met a better fellow.

  • Ann Smart Posted September 20, 2018 3:09 PM

    I’m so very sorry Juanita for your loss. My prayers are for strength and comfort for you and your family, during this time. I know your heart is heavy, but your loving memories will help.

  • Dennis Duran Posted September 20, 2018 3:15 PM

    Worked with Buddy at LRPD. Fond memories. Never met a better man

  • Richard and Marilyn Baldwin Posted September 20, 2018 4:40 PM

    Was so sorry to hear about your husband . Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and you family.

  • Linda Rogers Posted September 20, 2018 4:48 PM

    Juanita, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s death. I will be praying for you as you grieve.

  • Richard and Marilyn Baldwin Posted September 20, 2018 5:22 PM

    So sorry to hear about your husband are.prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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