Joshua Allen Seale, 27, of Lubbock passed away on Nov. 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Shallowater with burial to follow at City of Lubbock Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home.
Josh was born on June 3, 1984, in Lubbock to Fred and Claire Seale. A lifelong resident of Shallowater, he graduated from Shallowater High School in 2003, then moved to Lubbock. Josh graduated from South Plains College in 2007 and from Lubbock Christian College in May of 2011 with a degree in communications.
Josh was a member of the Shallowater First United Methodist Church. During high school, he was active in the youth programs at the Methodist and Baptist churches, and a member of Student Council, FHA, and FFA. He was a member of the Parliamentary Procedure Team, manager for the Mustang football team and kept books for the Mustang baseball team. He was an original member of the Ruthless Reds, voted senior class favorite and received best sportsman in Senior League Baseball.
He was an effervescent supporter of every event he was a participant in. Josh was a source of encouragement for everyone he was associated with and loved by many. He enjoyed sports trivia and anything to do with sports, and loved playing games, especially dominoes, cards and golf. Josh also wrote poems and loved spending time with family and friends.
Josh had a very compassionate personality and saw no differences in people, treating everyone equally with respect. He never met a stranger because they became friends almost instantly. Josh would help anyone in need. He had a very unique outlook on life. He did not think outside the box, he did not have a box. Josh had a strong faith in God and lived life to its fullest with a positive attitude. He learned early in life that God had a plan for him. He was a role model for unselfishness. He overcame many medical illnesses and was a cancer survivor. Josh loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews.
Josh leaves behind his parents, Fred and Claire Harpham Seale; one brother, Jay Seale and wife Robin; one sister, Melissa Seale; paternal grandmother, Allene Seale; two nephews, Jaden Seale and Peyton Kirk; two nieces, Megan Seale and Mya Kirk; one uncle, Jim Seale and wife Velma; two great aunts; many cousins; and a huge circle of very special and precious friends that he loved with all his heart.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Mable Harpham, and paternal grandfather, Curtis Seale.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of doctors and nurses in the Surgical ICU at University Medical Center for their compassion and care for Josh following his car accident.For those who wish to make a memorial donation, the family suggests it be made to the American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or the Shallowater First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Condolences may be offered at.