Robert was the eldest son to Flora and Timothy Earl Seals. His father enstilled in him the focus on education and doing his best for his children and family. Robert met his wife of 44 years, Teresa, in college at Illinois State University. He was a first generation college student and had a father that supported learning, education, and wisdom. As his daughters, we have benefited greatly from the legacy of our grandfather passed down to his son, our dad, Robert H. Seals.
He worked as a technical sound engineer for CBS in the early part of his career and still held a love for this and helped local churches with their sound and technology systems.
Robert attended graduate school at DePaul University and earned a Bachelors degree from Illinois State University. He held various computer security certifications and was an admired and trusted professional in Network Security within his field and close colleagues.
Robert was also a Minister and earned an additional Bachelors Degree in Theology. He loved God and his family.
At home, Robert could be found in the kitchen sharing knowledge with his daughters, watching comedies including Def Comedy Jam (all the volumes) and Friday (part 1, 2, and 3), listening to music, and studying technical books or the bible.
He loved his wife. He loved his daughter's and son in law. He loved his grandchildren. He wanted to make sure that every need for his family was met. He enjoyed hanging out with Adam and Alison and watching them grow...even measuring them each time he saw them.
Robert was a mentor to many. He often wanted young men to focus on getting a career in a technical field. He was always interested in the well being of others.
Robert is survived by his wife Teresa Seals , his daughter's Landria Seals Green and Dionnea Seals, his son in law Alfred Green, and two grandchildren Adam and Alison. Robert was a beloved brother, uncle, mentor, friend, and colleague to many. He was a giant. Our Giant. Our entire family, his colleagues, and friends will always miss him.
The Seals Family Foundation is something my father discussed as being very cool. He wanted to make sure people who didn't have resources and scholarships to further their education received support. This is our way of extending his legacy.
This phrase was one that my father used with his daughters in almost every conversation.