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In Loving Memory

Clarence W. Casey, Jr.

January 1, 1925 – July 12, 2020

Clarence Wesley Casey, Jr. 95, passed on to Heaven from natural causes on July 12, 2020 at Atria Senior Living in Friendswood, Texas.  Clarence was born on January 1, 1925 in Pleasants, West Virginia to Clarence and Pearle Casey, Sr.  As the youngest of six children he graduated from High School in St. Mary's, West Virginia in 1942 and, in 1943, was called to serve in the Army, Av Ordnance Company.  He served overseas and upon his return in 1945, he married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Lee Medley.

In 1946, Clarence was discharged from the Army and returned to West Virginia where he attended Marietta College.  He moved his family to Texas in 1948 where he began his career with the Union Carbide Corporation.  In 1950, Clarence was called back to serve in the Korean Conflict, as a Battalion Sgt. Major, Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland for two years and then returned to Texas in 1952.  Four years later Union Carbide relocated his family to Torrance, California, but seven years later returned to Texas.  Clarence served in various capacities but spent most of his career in the Labor Relations Group of the Employee Relations Department where he handled the negotiations with the local unions as well as those located in Marietta, Ohio, and Ponce, Puerto Rico.  In 1978, Union Carbide moved Clarence and Virginia to Puerto Rico, back to Texas in 1980 and he retired in 1983, completing 35 years of service.

Clarence and Virginia bought their first weekend place in Polk County in 1968 and, after falling in love with the area, built a retirement home.  They joined the First United Methodist Church in Livingston and Clarence served in many capacities at the church including helping to establish a Sunday School Class and serving as chair for the Administration Board, Finance Committee, Pastor Parish Committee, and the Lay Leadership Committee.  Clarence was an active member and supporter of the Livingston Rotary Club, having been a twice recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award and a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 57 years.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings and wife, Virginia.  He is survived by his close companion of the past eight years Maurine Bishop of Friendswood, Texas, his daughter and husband Linda and Kraig Jorgensen of Moses Lake, Washington, son and wife Steve and Renee Casey of Dickinson, Texas, and daughter and husband, Midge and Ron Davis of Friendswood, Texas.  Grandchildren include Christopher Jorgensen and wife Lisa, Erin Jorgensen and husband Einar Steinarsson, Megan Gregson and husband Jason, Bryan Casey and wife Katie, Matthew Shook, Marc Bigley and fiancé Briana Fielder, Sarah Davis and husband Jimmy, Derek Davis, and Ronell Humble and husband Greg, 12 Great-Grandchildren including Valur, Soley, Matt, McKenzie, Ainsley, Casey, Hayden, Emilee, Elliott, Lauren, Aaron, Waylon, Coralee and a host of treasured family and friends.

A very special thank you to the staff of Atria Senior Living and Faith Community Hospice who cared for Casey this past year with love and grace.  A private family graveside service will be held at Livingston Forest Hill Cemetery on Thursday, July 16, 2020.  In lieu of flowers the family prefer donations be made to the Friendswood United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be sent to the Casey family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com

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8 thoughts on “Clarence W. Casey, Jr.”

  1. Sally Frasier

    Casey was one of my favorite people! He was always so positive and happy and full of fun and love. I have missed him since he left Livingston. I loved seeing him on Facebook. I will never forget him and Virginia. We are so sorry for your loss, and your family will be in our prayers . Blessings, Sally Frasier

  2. I loved Casey very much. He was always so much fun and so caring. We spent so many holidays together and had such great memories at the lake. I am glad I was a member of his extended family.

  3. Marge Flanigan

    My sincere condolence to the family. What a wonderful life, his smile, kindness and love , will leave ever lasting memories.
    It was a pleasure to have him and Virginia as friends. We always enjoyed their West Virginia visit. Love and prayers to the family.

  4. Ann and Ray Hill

    Clarence and Virginia were two of the best friends Ann and I ever had. Many fond memories of visiting with them when they lived here in Livingston. We still miss Virginia and we will miss Clarence. They both lived a good Christian life and it was an honor to have been their friends. Clarence, we will soon join you and Virginia up there and we can talk about the "good old days in Livingston" when we were in the choir together.
    Ann and Ray Hill

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  5. Dean & Darlene Rounds

    Clarence "Casey " was a fine gentleman we met 49 years ago. He and Virginia become close friends as we shared children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Together we participated in family functions, church and rotary. His smiling face will certainly be missed by his many friends.

  6. Clarence Casey will be greatly missed. He was always upbeat and a pleasure to be around. We had some great times at the lake but I could never beat him at horseshoes. He was a family man, a good friend, a pillar of the community and a man of God. Rest in peace Clarence Casey. We are much better to have known you all these years.
    Jamie and Rosemary Rounds

  7. Cindy Carpenter

    I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart melted a little when I read about his passing in the paper. If I'd know where he was I would have visited him.
    He took a chance on me and hired me on at Union Carbide in 1972. He was like a father figure to me. Such a kind and caring man who really cared about people.
    I know you will miss him tremendously. Prayers for his family and friends.

  8. Bill Nickles Bryan, TX

    Clarence was a great friend. I worked with him during our joint time in Texas city. He was also a hunting companion in the Hill Country. He lived a full life and had many friends. We stayed in touch by Email for years after we both were retired.

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