Frank West Seymore passed away with family and friends surrounding him on August 26, 2023, after a long battle with cancer and its complications. Frank was born April 3, 1957, and grew up in Decatur, Georgia, graduating from Columbia High School in 1975.
He was the leader of the drum section in the marching band there and continued to play the drums in the Redcoat Marching Band at the University of Georgia. He obtained a B.S. and then an M.B.A. there, finishing in 1982. A year later, he started his career at Delta Airlines and was selected to participate in their internal training TPF program. Frank excelled in programming for the operating system that hosted Delta Reservations and rose to IT leadership positions for different business functions, including Revenue Management, Baggage Operations, and Delta’s Operations Support Systems. Although Delta outsourced their systems to Worldspan (later acquired by Travelport), he continued to excel in those organizations and returned to Delta in 2014 when the airline reacquired those former staff. Frank retired from Delta in 2020 after making a positive impact on Delta and all the IT, business, and partner stakeholders with whom he came in contact. Outside of work, Frank loved being with his friends and was a treasured member of a small share group at First Presbyterian Church Douglasville. This group was so very thankful for his contribution and remained close throughout the years. He went on mission trips to Colombia and grew in his faith through those experiences. Family and friends meant the world to Frank, and he was always ready to bring food and fun to gatherings with them.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Rachel West Seymore and Harry Norvin Seymore, and is survived by his sister Carolyn S. Ashworth (Steve), niece, Sarah Jensen (Ryan), and nephew, Jonathan Ashworth (Camden), and one grandniece, Olivia Katharyn Jensen, all of whom loved him dearly. He will be greatly missed by the many wonderful and supportive friends from Delta and elsewhere who loved him. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at 11:00 on September 12, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church, Douglasville. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Habitat for Humanity, Open Hand, and First Presbyterian Church, Douglasville, GA.