Charles D. Casey

The Saline Courier Weekend - - NEWS -

Charles D. Casey, 88, of Ben­ton, died Thurs­day, July 25, at Heart­land Nurs­ing fa­cil­ity. He was born Feb. 19, 1931, at Don­gola, a son of Charlie and Nettie (Mcel­roy) Casey. He grew up in the Snow­ball com­mu­nity where he at­tended school. At the age of 21, he joined the U.S. Army, serv­ing in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He re­cently re­ceived the Am­bas­sador of Peace Medal for his ser­vice and ded­i­ca­tion in the Korean War. He and his wife, Geral­dine Norvell, cel­e­brated their 61st wed­ding an­niver­sary June 8. They lived in Har­ri­son for 23 years be­fore mov­ing to the Lit­tle Rock/ben­ton area. He pa­s­tored sev­eral dif­fer­ent churches in North and Cen­tral Arkansas. Pre­ced­ing him in death were his par­ents; a brother, Dou­glas Casey; and two sis­ters, Mozelle Yancey and Pa­tri­cia Rains. He is sur­vived by his wife, Geral­dine Casey, of the home; a daugh­ter, Carol and Johnny Brown, of Day­ton, Ohio; a brother, John Casey, of Bryant; two sis­ters, Rob­bie Raver, of Har­ri­son, and Mary Jo Grif­fin, of Snow­ball; three grand­chil­dren; and three great-grand­chil­dren, along with many rel­a­tives and friends. A vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mon­day, July 29, at Roller­al­coa Fu­neral Home in Ben­ton. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. Tues­day, July 30, at Roller-chris­ten­son Fu­neral Home in Har­ri­son, with vis­i­ta­tion from 1 to 2 p.m. The Rev. John Casey will be of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will be held at the Milam Ceme­tery on the Sil­ver Val­ley Road. Fam­ily mem­bers will serve as pall­bear­ers. Ar­range­ments are en­trusted to Roller-chris­te­son Fu­neral Home. On­line guest book: www.roller­fu­ner­al­homes.com/har­ri­son.

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