Anthony Dale "Tony" Caison Sr., 39, of Bolivia, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick facility.
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Tony was born in New Hanover County Oct. 14, 1974, and was the son of Judy Maggard Caison of Bolivia and the late Gene A. Caison Sr. He was a graduate of West Brunswick High School. He was a member of the football team, No. 70, where today his trophies and jersey are on display.
Tony was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was a devoted servant to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and also his community. He was a career law enforcement officer, serving with the Holden Beach Police Department, Shallotte Police Department, and finding his home with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department, where he retired as Sergeant with the Detective Division. He also was a member of the Civietown Fire Department.
Following his retirement Tony became very active with the Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth where he coached the Little Chiefs football team, as well as baseball and the girls' basketball teams. He served as a board member and vice-president with the Lockwood Folly Parks and Recreation. Tony was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Shannon N. Caison; two sons, Michael Lee Caison, Anthony Dale Caison Jr.; two brothers, Gene Allen Caison Jr. and wife, Renee, of Supply, Greg Caison and wife, Angel, of Bolivia; three nephews, Rodney, Corey and Ryan; two nieces, Kristen and Danielle.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium with the Revs. Anthony Clemmons and Eddie Hill officiating.
Burial followed in the Royal Oak Cemetery with Law Enforcement Honors by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department and Firemen's Honors.
Pallbearers were the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department Honor Guard.
Honorary pallbearers were Dewayne Kirby, Keith Smith, Bossy Clemmons, Jimmy St. George, William Powell, Ed Carter, members of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department, Civietown Fire Department and the Lockwood Folly's Dixie Youth.
The family received friends Friday evening, Jan. 31, at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Bolivia.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tony Caison Cancer Fund c/o First Bank in Shallotte, or The Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter for the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com.
White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte 754-3333.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Feb. 6 to Feb. 12, 2014