Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at Clayton Memorial Cemetery in Clayton, N.M. with Rev. Billy Rammage officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hass Funeral Directors of Clayton.
James was born on Oct. 11, 1929 in Cross Plains, Texas to Jessie Mae (Woody) and Uriah Francis “Frank” Casey. He married Bonnie (Daves) Casey in September of 1952 in Clayton, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2017.
James served in the U.S. Air Force and they lived in the tri-state area and overseas, for most of their lives living in Amarillo, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City and in Buffalo, Mo. While in Amarillo. James worked for Bell Helicopter. James took great joy in volunteering for the VA and enjoyed telling stories of his time in the Air Force.
In addition to his wife and parents, James was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Ray Casey.
Survivors include his three daughters, Sherry Casey of Kansas City, Mo., Judy Casey of Amarillo and Cindy Casey and Jimmy Criswell of Grand Prairie, Texas; two sons, Rodney Casey of Springfield, Mo. and Terry Casey and his wife Julie of Parker, Texas; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse “Buddy” Casey of Cross Plains, Texas and Thomas Casey of Cisco, Texas; and one sister, Salley Whiteley of Cross Plains.
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