OWENSBORO, Ky. – Clarence Curtis Casebier, 92, of Owensboro, Ky. passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, Ky. He was born November 28, 1921 in Muhlenberg County, Ky. to the late Robert Albin and Cora Sumner Casebier. He was a faithful member of Third Baptist Church for over sixty years. He served his country in the US Army in WWII, stationed in the Aleutian Islands. After returning home, he became a Kentucky State Police patrolman and later worked as a crane operator at Green River Steele, where retired from after 33 years. His family was the focus of his life. He was a giant of a man with a gentle spirit, who had a keen sense of humor and was well loved by everyone who knew him. He was a true gentleman who brought joy to those who knew him.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hal Dee Casebier and Claudius Casebier; and two sisters, Mildred Casebier Wells and Leona Casebier Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Shirley Craig Casebier; son, Gordon Wesley Casebier of Owensboro; daughter, Rebecca Casebier Hawks (Frank) of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Kelly Kristin Locke (Scott), Casey Nicole Hawks and Christina Marie Casebier; great grandchildren, Owen William Locke and Spencer William Locke; and a brother, Earl Casebier of Memphis, Tenn.; and a sister-in-law, Maybelle Casebier of Evansville.
Services are 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Chapel of James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro. Burial will follow in Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery in Greenville, Ky. Visitation is from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and after 9:00 a.m. on Monday until service time at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter Four, 1809 Grimes Ave., Owensboro, Ky. 42303.
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