(WADLEY) David Stanley Sealey, 67, of Wadley died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at his home.

Mr. Sealey was born in Ashland. After high school and attending Central Alabama Community College, he joined the U.S. Army in 1985 and attended Helicopter Flight School at Ft. Rucker. He was stationed in Germany with the 1/1 CAV. When he left the army in 1991, he worked as a commercial helicopter pilot and also flew for the government in Afghanistan. He hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine twice in 2005 and 2007 and also enjoyed working on cars, especially Volkswagen vehicles. He looked forward to being a retired gentleman farmer. In his later years, Mr. Sealey, along with his family, built his own log cabin home, of which he was very proud. He attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

Mr. Sealey is survived by his wife, Lorenzana Sealey of Wadley; two daughters, Stella Sealey Montgomery of Jackson's Gap and Melissa Sealey of Valley; son, David Dwayne Sealey of West Branch, Iowa; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Mary Sealey Fant of Lineville and Wendy Sealey Gaylord (T. Gibson Gaylord) of Bozeman, Mont.; brother, Jimmy Sealey (Robbie) of Wadley, plus extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Wesley Sealey and Frances Louise Butler Sealey; grandson, Kyle Sealey; and brother Steven Sealey.

Benefield Funeral Home, Lineville.

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