July 2023

Daniel Seal

December 2, 1930
July 23, 2023

Ponte Vedra

Daniel Seal

The Visitation Will be held at:

  • Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2023
    4:00 pm
  • 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
  • (904) 285-1130

The Memorial Will be held at:

  • Jacksonville National Cemetery
  • Thursday, August 3, 2023
    11:00 am
  • 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, FL 32218

The Burial Will be held at:

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Daniel Hamilton Seal went to be with his Lord on July 23, 2023. Dan was born on December 2, 1930, to Maxine Willie Moore Seal and Bernice Lester Seal in Pine, Louisiana, and was the eldest of ten children. Dan graduated from Pine High School in 1947 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry in 1951, from Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of twenty. He enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard and voluntarily served on Memorial Squads for re-burial of World-War II veterans. Dan entered the United States Air Force, was commissioned in 1954, retiring as a Colonel on April 1, 1984, culminating a distinguished career in Air Force Hospital Administration. During his career, he administered hospitals at Bergstrom AFB TX, Homestead AFB FL, Keesler AFB MS and was Senior Administrator for all the Air Force medical units in the Pacific Theater during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Air Command and Staff College and The George Washington University in 1967 with a master’s degree in business administration. Dan served overseas at Wheelus Air Force Base in Tripoli, Libya North Africa plus two tours at Hickam AFB Hawaii in the Pacific Air Force Command Surgeons Office. He was a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. During his Air Force career, Dan was awarded two Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Force Commendation Medals, the Air Force Longevity Award with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, The Good Conduct Medal and several other awards.

Following his Air Force career, Dan served as Vice President and Construction Coordinator of North Mississippi Medical Center for four- and one-half years and as Business Manager for Lee County Schools for nine years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church serving as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was as Past-President of the Rotary Club of Tupelo and served as Treasurer for sixteen years. He was a member of the boards for Northeast Mississippi Emergency Services and Friends of the Lee County Library. Dan was a life member at Pine Lodge #264 in Pine Louisiana as a master mason.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Ann Howard Nations Seal; two sisters, Jo Ann (John) Taylor of Washington Parish, LA, and Alice Faye (Elwayne) Devries of Sheveport, LA; two brothers, Thomas Seal of Pine, LA, and Walton E. (Sally) Seal of Shreveport, LA. He is also survived by three daughters, Mary Anne (Joseph) Hall of CO, Tina Patrice Higgins (Paul) Baker of Ponte Vedra, FL, and Lisa Marie Seal of Orlando, FL. He had four grandchildren: Danielle Stevens (Ed) Andreassen, Ashley Megan Baker (Radu) Gheorghe, Paul Landon (Emily) Baker, and Joseph Daniel Hall. He had two great granddaughters: Olive Lisa Andreassen and Ella Grace Baker, and two great grandsons: Luca Radu Gheorghe and Cassian Paul Baker. He is also survived by many other family members and cherished friends. He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Paul Seal and Gary Blaine Higgins; his parents, Maxine Willie Moore Seal and Bernice Lester Seal; three brothers, Colin Ray Seal, Johnny J Seal, Bernice Lavell Seal; and two sisters, Ida Rose Seal and Marilyn Martha Schilling.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM, Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home. Funeral services and internment will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at Jacksonville National Cemetery with full military honors.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be members of the Rotary Club of Tupelo and Senior Adult Sunday School and Senior Friends of Calvary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.