Barron Seawright, at the age of 90, passed away peacefully on the morning of December 28, 2022 at the Hart Care Center in Hartwell, Georgia. He was born at home on June 28, 1932 in Hart County just down the road from his current home in the Nancy Hart Community. His parents were Charles Payton “C.P.” Seawright and Cleora Gaines Seawright. One of thirteen children, Barron grew up in Nancy Hart where he attended school. His grandfather, William “Bub” Seawright was on the School Board. Barron’s teacher told Bub that they couldn’t teach Barron anything because he already knew everything. That was true. He was quick to learn and never forgot. One of his favorite pastimes as an adult was to read encyclopedias. The internet and Google came a little too late for Barron, but he certainly would have enjoyed those!
Barron was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Evelyn Lewis Seawright, a daughter, Peggy Maude Seawright, and a great granddaughter, Evie Leonhardt. He is survived by his daughters, Glenda Sue Seawright McCullough and Cathy Seawright Lee. Barron’s grandchildren are Shannon Griffin McAlister, Kimberly Griffin, Ben Griffin, Laura Beth Griffin, Haley McCullough Avery, and Miles McCullough. He also has numerous great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Carol Seawright Williams. Barron also leaves behind several nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Danny Seawright, who was like a son and could always light up Barron’s sky-blue eyes just with his voice. Barron remarried in 2011 to Beverly Fields Martin. They spent many good years together before and after their marriage.
Most of Barron’s adult life was spent in Anderson, South Carolina where as a very young man he worked for Harrison Wright Construction Company. After a few years, Barron purchased new equipment so he could go out on his own. Harrison Wright would not hear of that, so they bought his equipment from him and convinced him to stay. Years later the company moved to NC and Barron refused to go. Finally he could have his own company, Seawright Construction. He did numerous jobs for the city of Anderson and always talked about when he was in charge of creating the foundation for Westside High School. That was only one of many projects he completed for the city. He designed and built a boring machine which made it possible to install utility lines underneath roads preventing them from being trenched. It was utilized for years by his work with the city of Anderson and is still in the possession of his grandson, Miles McCullough.
In 1975, Barron moved his family back to Hart County to the land and home that originally belonged to his grandfather. This is where he resided the rest of his life. He was an avid runner even before that was a thing. His favorite place to run was on his land and at the Hartwell Dam. The church he most attended was the church of his childhood, Cokesbury United Methodist Church. The most important thing in the world to Barron was his family. He always made sure they had everything they needed and that will never be forgotten.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 2:00 in the chapel of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Words of love and encouragement may be left at Barron’s tribute page at www.coileandhallfd.com. Christopher Coile, Barron’s nephew, of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors of Hartwell is lovingly in charge of arrangements.
You may leave words of comfort for the family by visiting www.coileandhallfd.com
Arrangements are under the care of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E Johnson Street, Hartwell