James Earl Casey

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James Earl Casey passed away on August 29, 2015 at his granddaughter's home in Meriden, Kansas, where he was engaged in a battle with an aggressive T-cell lymphoma. He was surrounded by many family members.

He was born in Goose Creek, Texas on October 6th, 1937. He was graduated from Robert E Lee High School in 1956 and was still proud to be a Gander! He enlisted in the Navy to earn the GI Bill and then attended Lee College where he met the mother of his 3 children- Loretta Fulcher Wilbur. He attended the University of Houston School of Pharmacy and was graduated 50 yrs ago in 1965. He was recently honored at the U of H graduation commencement in May 2015. He loved his Cougars! He attended Purdue University and received a certification in Compounding Pharmacy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rueben Earl Casey, his mother Eva Blagrave Casey, his brother and sister-in-law Lewis Odell & Dorothy Casey, a nephew Kenny Casey, and a step-daughter Rhonda Smith. He is survived by his wife Leita Casey, his 3 children Kimberly and her spouse Joseph Robertson, Tim and his spouse Becky Casey, and Pam and her spouse Frank Barry and 9 grandchildren: Amber and her spouse Kris Denny, Ryan and Vinny Casey, Ben, Matt, Frankie, Emily, Eva, and Sam Barry, his sister Jane and her spouse Archie Barrilleaux, as well as 5 nephews, many great nieces, nephews, and several cousins. He is also survived by a step-daughter Brenda Kees, 4 step-grandchildren Ashley and her spouse Chris McCrary, Raven and her spouse Nick Jones, Chad Dixon and Trina Wright and 6 step-great grandchildren. Family was everything to him. He was a great dad, spouse, brother, grandpa, uncle & cousin. He loved unconditionally. He was loved dearly by the family of survivors.

He worked for Eli Lilly & Company for 30 years and after 1 year of retirement ( he said you could only play so much golf), started working as a "fill in pharmacist" for various chains: Kroger, Dodge Drugs, CVS, Walgreens, and Bounds Pharmacy where he was a compound specialist. His specialties were Diabetes & Compounding. Family was everything to him and next to his kids, his other great loves were golf, Dallas Cowboys, and the University of Houston.

In his retirement years he moved from Indiana to his beloved Texas and enjoyed spending time with his Texas family, childhood friends and classmates. This is where he met his wife and friend Leita. He was an active member of the Conroe United Methodist Church. He helped serve at a soup kitchen every Tuesday, helped the homeless at a laundry center every week, helped build several houses with Habitat for Humanity. He also was a Mason & a Shriner. Helping people was always important to him. He touched many lives and will be sorely missed. May you rest in peace- job well done.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation at www.lymphoma.org, or the Division of Research-University of Houston (713) 743-9104, or to Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00pm, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, Tx. Services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, September 4, 2015 at Cedar Bayou Grace United Methodist Church with Reverend John Newsome officiating and Reverend Dr. Jerry Neff assisting. Burial will follow at Cedar Bayou Methodist Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, Tx 77521. (281)422-8111.


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