Charles D. Casey
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.