Mr. James “Monkey” Seaton, 71, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at DeSoto Lake, Mississippi.

Mr. James “Monkey” Seaton, 71, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at DeSoto Lake, Mississippi.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 31 in the National Funeral Home Chapel at Clarksdale, Mississippi. Interment was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarksdale.

Mr. Seaton,  a U. S. Navy veteran  of the Vietnam conflict, was a retired tugboat captain with Midland Enterprises of Cincinnati Ohio.Following his retirement from the tugboat industry  he became a commercial fisherman.

Mr. Seaton leaves his daughters, Sherry Sparks of Helena-West Helena, Jenny (Johnny) Taylor of Moon Lake, Mississippi, Donna (Lindsey) Neighbors of Helena-West Helena, Lisa Seaton of Helena-West Helena, Mary (Chris) Horton of Cleveland, Mississippi; his son, Willie (Carol) Seaton of Cleveland; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Seaton, his parents, William Baker and Inez Seaton, a grandson, Joshua Wade Smith, a great-grandson, Blake Austin Longwell, a great-granddaughter, Maci Elizabeth Smith and a brother, Walter Earl Seaton.

The family requests that you consider memorial contributions to the Coahoma Humane Society.