Seagles, Crestview couple, celebrate 70 years of marriage

Dorothy and Thomas Seagle of Crestview

Dorothy and Thomas Seagle of Crestview

Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 at 05:50 PM.

Thomas and Dorothy Seagle's children have set their parent’s 70th wedding anniversary celebration for 2-4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Crestview.

The Seagles were married in Camp Crowder, Mo., in 1943 and traveled all over the United States while Thomas served in the U.S. Army. He served overseas during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam.

The family moved to Crestview after Thomas “retired” in 1971 and began his new career as Baker School’s junior ROTC senior Army instructor. Area residents have affectionately called him “Sergeant,” even after retiring from Baker School in 1986. 

 All the while, Dorothy was a loving homemaker, keeping the home fires burning, raising five children, being Mom, counselor, driver, Little League cheerleader, a band parent and church worker.

The Seagles — faithful members of the First Baptist Church of Crestview since 1971 — have 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and another on the way.

When asked how they remained married for so long, they say, “We didn’t know we had a choice.” 

The News Bulletin publishes north Okaloosa County residents' “Special Occasions”birth, centenarian, engagement, wedding and anniversary announcementsat no charge. We may edit submissions for length and style.

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