Jasper Lee Sellers Jr. -- Gazette.Net


J. Lee Sellers Jr., 89, of Damascus, died Nov. 16, 2012.

Born Oct. 26, 1923, in Laurinburg, N.C., to the late J. Lee Sellers Sr. and Sara Jane Pond Sellers, he is survived by Thelma Redmond Sellers, his wife of 69 years. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Sellers, and a brother, James Daniel Sellers.

Following a job at the Washington Daily News, he worked with the Department of Agriculture for 10 years before transferring to the Atomic Energy Commission in 1952. He retired in 1978 from the Department of Energy after more than 36 years of U.S. Government service. He went on to become the Chief of Mail Services and led the departmentís Operation Needy program during the holiday season.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Larry Sellers and wife Mary Jo of Edenton, N.C., Margaret Long and husband Bob of Ocean Pines and Stephen Sellers of Pompano Beach, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Susan Gray Sellers; a sister, Betty Jean Eaddy of Rockingham, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services took place at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at The First Baptist Church of Damascus, and interment followed at Upper Seneca Baptist Church Cemetery in Germantown. Molesworth-Williams P.A. handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may go to The First Baptist Church of Damascus, 8850 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872, or to the Damascus Lions Club, P.O. Box 267, Damascus, MD 20872.