Theodore Seymore Jr.

Theodore Seymore Jr. of Riverhead died Jan. 25 at Peconic Bay Medical Center. He was 66.

He was born June 6, 1944, in Crescent City, Fla., to Mary Smith and Theodore Seymore. His mother took care of him until her death in 2008, when his sister, Delores Seymore of Riverhead, became his primary caretaker.

According to family, he was a loving, peaceful man, always smiling and in good spirits. He looked forward to attending church every week with Delores. Family said he loved to sing, and that his favorite songs were “This Little Light of Mine” and “I’ll Fly Away.”

Mr. Seymore was predeceased by his sister Betty and brother David. In addition to Delores, he is survived by his siblings Mary Ann Trent, Marion and Melvin, all of Riverhead; Ernestine and Herman, both of Coram; Willie Mae, of Ridge; and Jessie Smith of Selden.

A memorial service was led by Pastor Eugene Jefferson on Feb. 1 at Jefferson Temple Church of God in Christ in Cutchogue. Funeral arrangements were handled by Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead.