When 80-year-old John Wesley Seth Jr. was shot and killed by his neighbor, according to police, outside of his Killeen home on May 30, it was the second time in his life he had been shot. The first was many years earlier during the Vietnam War, when an enemy soldier shot him in the eye. He spent about a year in the hospital due to reconstructive surgery, but regained vision in that eye and went on to live a life as a truck-driver, father of 10 and avid do-it-yourself man.
“A real god-made man,” his stepson Mike Coleman said Thursday while standing on the freshly cut grass in the front yard of his father’s home. “If you asked him for something, he’d give it to you. He made you feel as if you knew him for 50 years. It tore me up.”