Jim H Seabolt III

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J H "Jim" Seabolt III, 66, of Waco, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013. A Celebration of Life Service in his honor will be at 10:30am, Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco, with a reception to follow. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

J H Seabolt III was born September 16, 1947 to Catherine (Ballard) and J H Seabolt Jr. in Waxahachie. He graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1965. He was a longtime employee of L-3 aerospace in Waco.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Debbie Seabolt of Waco; three sons, Jody Seabolt and wife, Delores, of San Antonio, Kenneth Seabolt of Dallas, and Wayne Rash of Fairfiled; one daughter, Shae Thigpen and husband, Kenny, of Waco; one brother, Glenn Seabolt and wife, Ann, of Waxahachie; six grandchildren (of which he was very proud), Jocelyn Seabolt, presently serving in the Air Force in San Antonio, Toni Thigpen of Waco, Blake Rash of Bruceville-Eddy, and Treston, Devin, Mckenzie, and Jaxson Rash, all of Waxahachie.

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  1. Debbie,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will sorely miss Jim.

  2. Betty Bagby Sircely

    We are extremely sadden by the passing of Mr. Seabolt. I remember him as one of the kindest most fair supervisors ever. I worked for Mr. Seabolt for several years until I actually married the man he introduced me to and encouraged me to get to know. Many thanks to you Jim you actually changed my life for me by your direction in which you sent me. I will never forget and I send tight hugs and prayers to your precious family. You will be missed.
    Betty Bagby Sircely

  3. Betty Chamberlain

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Debbie. As I live in North Carolina now, I can’t give you a hug, but am thinking about you. love you girl!

  4. Bill & Anne Gooszen

    We just returned to town and was so shocked at Jim’s passing. Jim was such great guy to work with these past 20+ years,there are so many great memories. Always a gracious man to work with and willing to help out with any problems we might be having. Debbie & family, we are so sorry and send you our love and deepest sympathy.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Debbie and Family,
    May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for you and your family.
    Love ya always

  7. Rest in Peace, dear friend, in God’s loving arms. Many heartfelt prayers to Debbie and the family. I will never forget his deep rumbling chuckles.

  8. I have had the pleaseure of knowing and working with Jim for several years, and I am going to miss getting beat up on price for everything that I ever sent him. After I sent Jim a proposal I knew that I would be getting a call to say " everything looks great, Except, you are just a little high, can you look at the numbers again" Jim you will be missed. Than you Jim.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie and your family. Jim will be missed by all of us at L-3.

  10. Jim thank your for all the opportunities you gave me.

  11. I got to know Jim as a client and then a vendor. I recall he always greeted everyone with that big smile. One fond memory I have is when we had just started negotiating on a project. He walked in and grabbed one of the donuts on the table not knowing that I had supplied them. After realizing I had brought them he then asked how much was that donut going to cost him? I then told him not to worry and take another. We both laughed.

    It has always been my tradition to bring donuts.

    I visited Jim at the hospice and, of course, brought him some donuts. He recognized the bag
    from Shipley’s and I got that big smile.

    He will be missed.



  12. so sorry to here the news, my thoughts are with you, and your family

  13. My boss for 23 years, my friend for ever.



  15. I really enjoyed getting to know Jim over the years as a vendor, even though he could be just a little stubborn at times asking for his "Seabolt Discount" or giving me a hard time because I didn’t bring him any cookies, I will always be grateful that I could call him my friend. He will be missed.

  16. Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
    Have known Jim for many years and it’s amazing in our industy how many people you work with become good friends.
    Jim is a great man and will be missed.

  17. Jim and Debbie welcomed us into their home to help care for Jim. We found many times that Jim cared for us just as much as we did for him with his guidance, wisdom, and wit. He made us stronger as his body grew weaker but his spirit will forever be with us and made us better. We will always remember his words, when we just weren’t doing it quite right "FOCUS!". God prepares us a place in heaven, I hope they are prepared for J H Seabolt.

  18. Kathy Browning Vermillion

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of our high school classmate.

    Kathy Browning Vermillion
    Kay Jolly Capps
    Waxahachie High School Class of 1965

  19. Jim touched so many lives. We will miss his laughter and his friendship. His family is in our prayers. He will be missed.

  20. Debbie, So Sorry To Hear About Jim! If There Is Anything I Can Do Please Let Me Know!!

  21. Raymond Gremminger

    Debbie, You and Jim have always been the kind of people I’ve been proud to call friends. I can only offer sincere condolences and a hug next time we meet.

  22. Deepest condolences to Jim’s family for the loss of a great man and a consummate professional in every aspect. Thanks Jim for always being there and listening with an empathetic ear and a reasonable head. You were terrific at your job and it has been a pleasure being a key supplier to your artery chain for almost 12 years. A big thanks for literally opening the doors at the 11th hour and assisting your very late supplier unload a UHAUL of well over 150 boxes right on the airport tarmac as the engines were blazing away. Thanks for not giving me too much grief over the years for our major shank. I will always remember and appreciate your unparalleled support and gracious approach! Peace be with you my friend!

  23. Rest peacefully Jim. Jim was such a good man and always willing to help and listen. Debbie and family I’m sorry to hear of Jim passing. He will be greatly missed.

  24. Rosanna Gonzalez

    Dear Mrs. Seabolt:
    I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. I was only notified today from one of his colleagues at L-3. We only visited by telephone and he was always so gracious.

    I know you and your family have many, many years of fond memories to share and may God Bless you during this time. Rosanna

  25. Rosemary "Williams" Shubert

    We were sad to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  26. Jim will truly be missed by everyone that met him and was touched by his amazing personality. May Debbie and the family live on with his memories and love in their hearts. R.I.P. Jim Seabolt

  27. Debbie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Cubos Family

  28. I have worked numerous programs with Jim over the last 20 years as the program engineering manager. In one of the first programs we were having a "lively" discussion and at the end he said "Just remember the materials guy is always your best friend". From that point I always referred to him as my best friend. He will be missed both as a fellow employee and as my best friend.

    Rest in peace.

    Debbie: my condolences to you and your family.

  29. Vic and Dawn Montaner


    So sorry that Vic and I won’t be able to attend today, both of us are under the weather. Please know that Jim is remembered by us as a wonderful person! Our best to you and your family!

  30. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a pleasure working with Jim. He will be greatly missed.

  31. Condolences to the Seabolt family. Throw all your burdens on God in prayer now and in the days ahead, and the Bible promises that you will receive "the peace of God." Philippians 4:6 &7. Our prayers are with you.

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