SEAY, Earl, Jr., 88, of Mechanicsville, departed this life and went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Earl Seay and Stella Brooks Seay; wife of 39 years, Joyce Seay; and two brothers, Clarence Seay and Daniel Seay. Earl is survived by his sister, Shelby Jean Ellis (Glenn); son, Earl E. Seay Sr. (Melonie); two grandchildren, Crystal Crowder (Ray), Earl E. “EJ” Seay Jr. (Bethany); four great-grandchildren, Angel Crowder, Jacob Crowder, Marcella Seay, Gabriella Seay; and his longtime close friend, Lori Wilson. He served in the Army and retired from Sydnor Hydro, Inc. as a well driller. Earl loved spending time with his family and friends, tending to his garden and flowers and feeding his “pet” groundhogs. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 22 at Bennett Funeral Home, Mechanicsville Chapel, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at Washington Memorial Park, Sandston, Va. Online condolences may be registered at bennettfuneralhomes.com.