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Terry  R.  Seeley
  • Project Hope Animal Rescue
    P.O. Box #382
    Coldwater , MI 49036

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“I will always remember Terry and his friendly, fun, and relaxed personality. I met Terry nearly 20 years ago through work with him at TRMI. Terry...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Newton - Trenton, MI - Friend

“Graduated a few years ahead of Terry, sameclass as his brother Harley. Just remember him as friendly & funny, and always welcoming when I hung out at...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Curtis Lewis - Spring, TX

“Prayers on their way. So very sad. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Vermeesch - Bay City, MI

“Everyone who knew you loved you Terry. Your sense of humor and infectious laugh will always stay with me. You were taken to soon but will not be...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: LouAnn Havens - Battle Creek, MI

“RIP Old friend. Gone too soon. You will be missed. Thinking of your family and my heart goes out to them. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Cole - Battle creek, MI

“Terry it has been a pleasure knowing you and working with you. I just saw you a month ago, this is so hard to believe. I pray for strength and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Stacey Johnson - Springfield, MI

“I worked with Terry for several years and though of him as a good person. Heart in the right place. It was an honor to know him. My deepest...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Donald Scott - Hastings, MI

“My deepest sympathy to the family, Terry was very nice funny guy great time working with you. Rest in heaven Terry! ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Tasha Sweet - Battle Creek, MI

“Terry was a nice and funny man. He will be missed. It was a pleasure working with him. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Boldt - Battle Creek, MI

“My condolences to his family and friends. He will surely be miss. My you RIP my friend. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Moises Garcia - Fort Worth, TX

“Prayers to family and friends Terry was such a great guy always had a smile for anyone, he will be greatly missed ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lucinda TITUS - Battle creek, MI

“Terry...Seeley....- You were a good man and it was a pleasure knowing you. RIP ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Malinzak - Hanover, MI

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Terry Richard Seeley of Battle Creek, MI , age 54, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, January 30, 2019, at his residence.

The son of Richard and Jong Soon (Kwak) Seeley, Terry was born in Battle Creek on August 7, 1964. He was a lifetime area resident and 1982 graduate of Harper Creek High School. He was employed at Tenneco, Inc. of Marshall, MI, as a quality engineer. Prior to that, he worked for TRMI for 28 years, where he had the opportunity to travel extensively.

Terry was a gentle soul who will be remembered for his warm smile, sense of humor, generosity, and big heart. He was a family man who loved his children and grandchildren.

He also loved all animals—especially cats and dogs. He would take in every cat "in need" that he came across, and adopted many dogs over the years.

He played defense on his high school football team, and later in life enjoyed many sports and activities, including basketball, soccer, frisbee football, tennis, fishing, and kite-flying. An avid golfer, he was most proud of his hole-in-one at Riverside Golf Club on August 18, 2018. Along with the rest of his family, Terry loved to be disappointed in the Detroit Lions! He also enjoyed gardening, amusement park rides (the bigger the roller coaster, the better!) and vacationing in Florida with his family.

Terry leaves behind to mourn his death two precious daughters, Jordan M. (Andrew) Williams of Battle Creek and Ellie E. Seeley of Albion, MI; a stepson, Matthew (Kristen) Tarpley of Marshall, MI; a sister, Kim S. Seeley of Battle Creek, and a brother, Harley J. (Laura) Seeley of Haslett, MI; four grandchildren (Christopher, Ethan, Tabitha, and Brayden); and Erin (Seeley) O'Connor of Albion, MI, who was married to him for 28 years. Terry was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Terry's life will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service ,at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Pastor Ralph Cates will officiate. Final interment will be with his parents in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Terry's honor may be directed to Project Hope Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 382, Coldwater, MI 49036, through which Terry recently adopted his dog, Eddie; or an animal rescue group of your choice. Personal messages and/or favorite memories of Terry may be placed at