Manchester, Tennessee-Mr. W. Arland Casey, 87 of Manchester passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at his home in Manchester. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Casey was a Korean War Veteran and worked as a machinist, mechanic, a school bus driver, farmer and served as a house parent at Tennessee Preparatory School and Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. He was an ordained deacon for over forty years at Manchester First Baptist Church, the First Baptist Church in Lewisburg and Judson Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN.
Mr. Casey was born in Shady Grove, TN to the late Jesse Bryan and Mary Neil Harrison Casey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Donald, Winfred, Glenn, and Jesse Bryan Casey JR.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years Judy Bell Casey; Son Steve Casey (Anna Claire) of Pulaski, TN; Daughters Linda Foresman (Mike) and Patricia Casey of Manchester; Grandchildren Tara Boyd (Jason), Adam Casey (Melissa), Andrew Pope (Katy), Ben Pope, Laura Thorn (Elliot), Emily Wrisner, and Charles Foresman (Lisa), Jennifer Foresman; 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be graveside Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Shady Grove Cemetery with military honors.
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