7/17/15 — Billy J. Casey

Billy J. Casey, age 95 of Estill Springs, Tennessee passed away, Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10 AM at the Gardens of Memory in Smartt, TN.

Mr. Casey a native of McMinnville, was the son of the late John Thomas and Mattie Gilley Casey.

He was a WW II U S Navy veteran serving in the Asiatic Pacific Area on the USS Provo Victory. He worked as a cabinetmaker and was also a Baptist minister. He pastored at several churches including Shady Grove Baptist Church in Morrison and his last church, Thompson Creek Baptist Church in the Raus Community. He was a member of Caney Branch Baptist Church in Morrison. He enjoyed woodworking, playing the violin, fishing and hunting.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Casey; one brother, Charles Thomas “Tip” Casey, and two sisters, Ruth Casey Lorance and Lela Casey Beal.

He is survived by three daughters, Billie Faye Casey Bradford and her husband, Ray of Millington, TN, Patricia Casey McCormack of Nashville and Jan Casey Rogers and her husband, Thomas of Estill Springs; two granddaughters, Renee Bradford Deleon and her husband, Arael of Memphis and Allison McCormack Etter and her husband, Jon of Nashville and four great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Motlow College Foundation.