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1956 Ray 2022

Ray Dean Seaman

March 2, 1956 — July 19, 2022

Houghton Lake

     Ray Dean Seaman passed from a three years courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the age of 66.

      He was born in 1956 on March 2nd to his loving parents, Roger and Phyllis Seaman. Ray graduated from Ithaca High School with the class of 1974. In 1995, he married his devoted wife Chris. They blended their two families in Sumner, Michigan and have happily resided in Houghton Lake, Michigan for over 20 years.

      Ray was an avid outdoors man in work and in life.  He was proud of his job and commitment to his work. He was just as committed to his wife and family.  A family he loved to spend time with, especially fishing on his boat, hunting at deer camp, leading our ATV group on trails through the woods, or gathered around a campfire while camping with family and many friends. 

    He is survived by his wife, Chris (Workman) Seaman; children: Nicole Seaman, James and Jackie Seaman, Cody and Nikki Seaman, Heath Baracy, and Chip and Candi (Baracy) Mays; his mother, Phyllis Seaman; siblings: Brad Seaman and Paula Rittersdorf, Richard and Bonnie Seaman.  He is also survived by many brothers and sisters he adopted in as family. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren with one more on the way. Ray was preceded in death by his father Roger Seaman, and son Mike Jeremy Seaman.

     A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, Michigan on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 P.M.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the wishes of his family, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, Michigan.

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Celebration of Life Visitation

Saturday, August 6, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca

1333 East Center Street , , Ithaca, MI 48847

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