Riley O'Neill Casey
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- Riley O'Neill Casey, 92, died Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.
Born on February 12, 1921 in Spartanburg, he was a son of the late Oliver Riley and Julia Metcalf Casey. A longtime resident of Enoree, SC, he retired from Reeves Brothers and was formerly employed with Abney Mills, was a graduate of Wofford College where he was a member of the baseball team, and had a career playing Textile League baseball. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was a longtime member of Cedar Shoals Baptist Church in Enoree. One of his greatest joys was sharing special time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Watson Casey; his son, Chuck Casey and his wife, Becky, of Moore; his grandchildren, Helen Williams and her husband, Todd, of Moore, Kristina Casey of Moore, and Brian Casey and his wife, Kate, of Richmond, VA; his great-grandchildren, Jesse and Hart Williams; and his sister, Jean Brittian and her husband, Tom, of Myrtle Beach, SC. Mr. Casey was predeceased by his siblings, Billy, John and Dan Casey and Alice Culbreth; and his two half-brothers, Blease and Roy Casey.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45 PM Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2072 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM in the Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Brittain and Rev. Jan Brittain. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, with honors provided by the United States Navy.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family is at the home of Chuck and Becky Casey, 508 Semillon Lane, Moore, SC 29369.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel
Floyd Mortuary - Greenlawn Chapel
2075 East Main Street Spartanburg, SC 29307
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2014