Maj. Darrick A. Seale

November 7, 2018
Maj. Darrick A. Seale

Retired United States Air Force Maj. Darrick A. Seale, 68, of Williamsburg, Virginia, departed this life on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 following a brief second battle with cancer.

Darrick was the son of the late Maj. John A. Seale, U.S.A.F, and the late Jane M. Seale. He was a devoted father to his son, Damien D. Seale, and his daughter-in-law, Stacey M. Akers, and was the proud grandfather of John A.Z. Seale “Jack”, of Herndon, Virginia. He is also survived by his brother, Warren J. Seale, of Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Seale graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 1996 and Old Dominion University in 1975. He was also a 1969 graduate of Poquoson High School.

He faithfully served his country in the 192d Fighter Group of the Virginia Air National Guard. Darrick received numerous military decorations and honors including the Meritorious Service, National Defense Service, and Humanitarian Service Medals.

In addition to Darrick’s military career, he served as a historical interpreter and performing artist at Colonial Williamsburg and was a respected member of the Tidewater music scene. Darrick founded his first band, The Franklin Freight Train, with his younger brother while in high school. His exceptionally strong and unique voice and dynamic stage presence continued to be in demand for decades as lead singer in numerous other bands including Harlequin, Brandy, Sea Qui Len, and Topaz. He will be missed by the many musicians who knew and worked with him.
He was a member of The Eighth Air Force Historical Society, American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans amongst other professional and community organizations.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6-8 P.M. at Bucktrout of Williamsburg. A funeral service in celebration of Darrick’s life will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11 A.M. in the chapel of the funeral home. A final memorial service with military honors will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warrior Project.


Service

Saturday, November 17, 2018
11:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-229-3822

Visitation

Friday, November 16, 2018
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-229-3822

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  • November 13, 2018
    Tony Jay Akers lit a candle:
    Lit since November 13, 2018 at 11:10:18 PM

  • November 14, 2018
    TAMMY JENNINGS (MAMA) says:
    SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.I KNOW THAT HE LOVED YOU ALL AND WAS SO PROUD OF YOU ALL FOR ADOPATING JACK.HE REALLY WAS SO EXCITED HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A GRANDSON.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR YOU ALL,I HOPE THAT YOU ALL WILL FIND PEACE AND FEEL THE LOVE EVERYONE HAS FOR YOU ALL

  • November 16, 2018
    CPT Chanel Young-Pope, USA-Retired lit a candle:
    Lit since November 16, 2018 at 11:56:31 PM

  • November 16, 2018
    Michael Monaco says:
    Darrick and I worked several programs together at Colonial Williamsburg, and besides being a very talented performer, he was a consummate gentleman. He spoke softly, but packed a powerful message. My condolences are with his family at this time. Michael Monaco