James Alvin "Jim" Cason Jr., 84, of Yankeetown died Nov. 7, 2012.
He was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Blackshear, Ga. to James and Lottie Cason.
He started work at the age of 18 for Georgia Pacific and then transferred and worked for Florida Power as the plant manager of Anclote Power Plant in Tarpon Springs, then he moved and became a Supervisor at Crystal River Power Plant.
In 1985 he married Dorothy Cribbs Mills and they spent time traveling and they made their home in Yankeetown for 27 years. After working a total of 37 years for Florida Power, he retired in 1986. He enjoyed fishing and reading. He was a past master at the Elks Club. He was very active in the Yankeetown Community Church where he taught Sunday School and was a board member.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mills Cason; daughter, Jeannie (Jack) Meadows; son, Keith (Julie) Cason; step-daughter, Sandy Mills Haddock; grandsons, JT Smiley (April), Jamie Meadows; granddaughter Jackie; step-grandchildren Aaron Mills, Andy Mills, Amy (Tim) Hebron, Alicia Haddock, Austin Haddock; step-great-grandchildren, Jared Mills, Kelsey Mills, Lane, Brighton, Harley Meeks and step great-great-granddaughter, Brenna Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Samuel "Duffy" Cason; daughter, Brenda Smiley and stepson, Emery Mills.
Funeral services were Nov. 10 with the Rev. Dennis Hamill officiating. Burial followed at Crystal River Memorial Park.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Yankeetown Community Church Building Fund PO Box 88 Yankeetown, FL 34498 or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements were under the care of Knauff Funeral Home-Williston.
Published in Chiefland Citizen on Nov. 15, 2012