Michael Sealand, 60, of Daingerfield, Texas, passed away at his home Tuesday morning, Aug. 22, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Michael was born Dec. 14, 1956, in Grove City to Paul "Mike" Sealand and Alice Deel Sealand.
After graduating high school, Michael served three years in the U.S. Army. Afterward, he worked as a division manager for an oil pipeline inspection company for 28 1/2 years.
In 1997, Michael married the love of his life, Joyce Robinson.
Michael was a wonderful brother and an excellent husband and father. Michael was cherished by his family for his absolute dedication to them. He worked tirelessly to make sure that his wife and children wanted for nothing. Although Michael had no biological children of his own, he raised Joyce's children as his and was devoted to them. Michael was truly a one-of-a-kind man. Later in life, Michael was thrilled to be "Pawpaw" to his 18 grandchildren.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Sealand; their five children, Chris Hoon, Crystal Taylor, Ben Robinson, Richard Lenoir and Weldon Lenoir; his parents, Paul "Mike" Sealand and Alice Sealand of Mercer; his grandbabies, Emily, Breana, Samuel, Heather, Lindsey, Nathaniel, Brian, Zachary, Zyann, Michael, Trysten, Tate, Richy, Mckenzi, Jazmin and Ethan; a great-grandson, Michael Texan Robinson; a brother, Mark Sealand of Mercer; a sister, Deb Black, of Mercer; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends, including his best friend of more than 48 years, Scott Bell.
He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (9-2-17) at the Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department Community Center in Daingerfield, with Brother Chad Thompson officiating.
Published on August 29, 2017