Bobby Joe Seales
Seales grew up in Alabaster and earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics at Alabama College (now the University of Montevallo). He met his wife, the former Diane Brandenberg, while in college. They married on December 6, 1969 and the couple later inherited her family's estate, the Thompson Place, where they raised two sons.
Seales worked as an internal auditor and credit manager and also served his church as a youth minister.
Seales retired from both positions on November 1, 2015. He was succeeded by Jennifer Maier as director of the Shelby County Museum. Seales was presented with a key to the city of Alabaster by Mayor Marty Handlon.
|President of the Shelby County Historical Society
Earl and Maydine Evans (caretakers)
|Director of the Shelby County Museum and Archives
- Seales, Bobby Joe (n.d.) "My Connections to Shelby County" at rootsweb.ancestry.com
- Kennedy, Veronica (March 16, 2011) "Alabaster's Diane and Bobby Joe Seales have love of history at core of long marriage." The Birmingham News
- Cromwell, Sydney (September 23, 2015) "Writing Shelby County’s history" 280 Living
- Wagner, Neal (October 13, 2015) "Mayor presents Seales with key to city." Shelby County Reporter