SEAGROVES, James Fentress Sr.
James Fentress Seagroves, Sr., 83, of Marietta, passed away on July 9, 2014. Fentress was born on July 20, 1930, in Wake County, North Carolina to Ileane Simon and James Vaton Seagroves. He earned his college degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After serving honorably in the United States Army, he enjoyed a diverse, fulfilling career with Allied Chemical Corporation and IKON Office Solutions before retiring. Throughout his life, Fentress maintained an inveterate love of learning and a zest for living, savoring even the smallest aspects of a life well lived. He pursued a broad range of interests from classical music and clever puns to folk art and traveling, while taking great pleasure in spending time with his family and friends. Kind and considerate to everyone, he never met a stranger. He was a faithful member of John Knox Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Mary Smith Seagroves, his son Fentress Seagroves, Jr. and wife, Karen, his daughter Felton and husband, Johnny Herbert, and his daughter Lauren and husband, Brown Loper, along with seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Larry Seagroves and wife, Joan, and his sister, Mary and husband, Pete Farrell. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to John Knox Presbyterian Church at 505 Powers Ferry Road SE, Marietta GA 30067. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held on August 3, 2014, at John Knox Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m.