The Caddo Herald
July 24, 1941
W. C. Seago is Killed in Plane Crash at Corpus Christi Tues.
W. C. Seago was killed in an airplane fall at Corpus Christi Tuesday. The body was sent to Caddo Wednesday night, to be buried in Pleasant Hill Friday afternoon.
W. C. was 26 years old, was a graduate of Caddo schools in 1933; attended Southeastern a year or two, and graduated in Engineering at Stillwater. He is married, survived by a wife and small child; his father John Seago, and three brothers.
W. C. was an exceptionally high type of young man. Had to work his way thru school; devoted to his mother in her lifetime, a good student, clean living young man.
Nobody knows, possibly no one will ever know why or how the crash occurred. W. C. was an ensign in the flying corps; had gone up with a young man named Blanke of Philadelphia, possibly instructing him. No one saw the crash.
Funeral services will be at 3 o’clock at the Baptist church in Caddo Friday, Rev. Gentry in charge. Pall bearers will be six uncles of deceased; Charles, William, Ramsey, and Jess Seago and Jim Lovett and Jas. P. Tucker. Gus Pool Funeral directors in charge.
Survivors are his wife, child, father, John Seago, brothers: Carl Seago, St. Louis, and Rev. Orville Seago, Pasadena, Calif., sisters: Mrs. Jewell Winsett of Caddo, Mrs. LaVerne Wright of San Antonio, Miss Adele Seago, Caddo.
The remains were brought to Durant Thursday to the funeral home and will be brought to Caddo Friday.
His body will be buried in the family lot at Pleasant Hill.