Chapel Funeral Service (Sayre)

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Herman Seymour
( December 04, 1933 – September 27,
2016 )
Herman Coy Seymour was born on
December 4, 1933 in Hollis, OK to Claude and Neva Baird Seymour. He passed away
on September 27, 2016 at the Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 82

Herman grew up on the White Side Ranch southwest of Hollis and attended West
View School until he was 14. Later his family moved southwest of Mangum and
settled on a farm and ran the LaDessa Store. He graduated from Centralvue High
School in 1952. He was active in baseball, basketball and 4-H.

After graduating from High School, Herman volunteered for military service in
the Army. He served his duty as heavy equipment maintenance mechanic state-side
from 1955 – 56. After his tour with the Army, he began college at Oklahoma A
& M. In 1957, Herman and JoAnn Ware married at Hill Crest Baptist Church of
Stillwater and he finished his Bachelor of Science degree in 1960. 

A day after finals, he went to the OSU Extension Service and got a job as a 4-H
agent in Kiowa County. After six years in Kiowa County the family moved to
Rogers Mills County for four years. He spent the next 18 years in Beckham
County as the Agriculture and 4-H Agent. In 1972 he received his Masters Degree
from OSU in Vocational Agriculture Education. It was during his time in Beckham
County that he and several farmers tested Plains Blue Stem as a staple grass
forage crop for cattle in the harsh climate of southwest Oklahoma. 

Herman was an active member in the Sayre community and Sayre Kiwanis Club for
over 50 years. He was a great family man and his greatest pleasure came from
sharing life with wife JoAnn, raising his girls, Cynthia and Susan, running a
small herd of purebred Angus cattle and Suffock sheep, helping kids learn about
life by raising and showing livestock and participating in 4-H. He spent his
spare time with friends and family fishing in Colorado looking for the famous
Rainbow Trout and eating JoAnn’s even more famous hushpuppies. He also loved quail
hunting with his best dogs, Bonnie & Radar; and his best buddies Otho LaMar
and D.J. Lockwood. 

He received numerous awards and recognition for his service with the OSU
Extension Service, most notably he received the OSU Extension Distinguished
Service Award in 1982. After his retirement in 1989, he could be found at Sayre
Grain, the domino parlor and local coffee shops passing time “with the

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Neva Seymour. 

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn, of the home; his daughters and their
husbands, Cynthia Ann and Mike Buddy Klump, Edmond, Oklahoma and their
daughter, Elizabeth Grace Klumpp, Edmond, OK, and Susan Lynn and Jerry Moffat,
and their sons, Coy John Pfeiffer, and Conrad James Moffat, all of Lexinton,
OK; 3 sisters, Claudine Gilliam, Mangum, OK, Sondra Luck and husband, Jerry,
Hollis, OK, and Debbie Jackson, Mangum, OK, and a host of other relatives, and

I lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to the Oklahoma State
4H Foundation

205 4H Youth Development Building

Stillwater, OK 74078

Services were at Sayre, OK First
Baptist Church and burial in Vinson Cemetery, OK on September 29