Seth Alan Eytcheson, age 25. To most he was known as “Big Hoss”, but he had a few more names….to grandpa, he was Sethy Lou, to his uncle, he was Pugsley and many friends refer to him as a brother. He was a much loved son and brother; to Nicholas he was “Bro”, to Noah he was “Paffy” because he couldn’t pronounce Sethy and forever and always he will be his momma’s “Moose”. Seth went to be with his grandpa, “Paw Paw” Gene and with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 5:08 a.m. at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Seth was born on July 17, 1994 in Independence, Kansas to Darryl Eytcheson and Carol (Runyon) Conley. He grew up in Caney, Kansas where he attended grade school. When he was in the 7th grade he moved to Coffeyville, Kansas. In no time at all he became everyone’s friend. Seth had the ability to make everyone around him happy; he could fill a room with laughter. Seth found a family of friends within the Coffeyville FFA and the Auto Mechanics classes during his time at FKHS. He graduated Field Kindley High School in 2013.
Seth was a dedicated and hard worker. He started working for Braums when he was only 14 years old. He worked there for a year and a half. During high school he worked for the South Coffeyville Stockyards. Other places that he worked were Spears, Acme, Montgomery County Jail and he was currently working at Textron Cessna since last July.
Seth was a collector, and it depended on who you asked if it was “trash” or “treasure”. At the age of 4 he was fixing broken things without any help. He had this gift of tinkering around with things and making them work again. Some of those things were dirt bikes and 3-wheelers. He learned a lot from his Paw Paw. They spent countless hours fiddling and tinkering with things in the garage and he just soaked in everything he possibly could learn from him and through that formed an unbreakable bond.
It was 6 months ago that he had a life changing event. He went on a blind date with Christy Ryburn. Seth was a very simple guy, so the last few hours of that date were spent laying in the bed of his truck looking at the stars with the most amazing woman by his side. He was bit by the love bug, because when you know, you just know and he had received his “Blessing”. By November the two were talking marriage and he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Their time got cut way too short. He is now one of those bright stars, shining bright, so she can look up and know he’s still with her every day.
Seth recently shared a post with others that reads: “…I made it through to fight another day all I gotta say is if I can make it through this twice any one can make it through anything.” Seth was the kind of person who always thought of others. He was kind, caring, helpful and giving, never expecting or needing anything in return. Everyone knew he was the one you could call on, the one you could trust, that no matter what he would drop everything to be there for someone. Seth impacted so many lives. All the people who had the gift of knowing him, knew their life was better for having him in it.
Seth always had his can of Copenhagen, loved his sweet tea, loved food, but hated 3 things: black licorice, green jello salad and asparagus. He loved the Fast and Furious movies and Paul Walker with a passion. He loved playing video games like GTA, CoD, and Forza. In true Seth fashion, his gamer tag was “Big Country”. He loved cars, he was in the middle of fixing his Paw Paw’s truck, it is a tan 1990 Ford F150. In his honor, those that were helping him are going to finish fixing it in his honor. He always wanted his baby brother to have it.
Seth made all those around him happy. He leaves behind his momma, Carol Conley and his step father, Stephen Conley who he was very close with; his father, Darryl Eytcheson or “Old Man” as Seth called him and step mother Monya Eytcheson; big brother and protector, Nicholas Eytcheson and wife, Rachel; baby brother, Noah Eytcheson; sister, Ariesse Conley; loving fiancé, Christy Ryburn and her daughter, Mikayla Hasting that he formed a special bond with right away; special nieces, Alexiah, Madi and Kimber Eytcheson; maternal grandmother, Martha Runyon; paternal grandfather and step grandmother, David and Linda Eytcheson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, “Paw Paw” Gene Runyon; paternal grandmother, Judy Hardeman.
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Patio at Fairview Cemetery in Coffeyville, Kansas. Pastor Mark Wilson with the First Church of God will officiate. Burial will follow in Restlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at David W Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville. The family will greet friends on Friday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
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David W. Barnes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.