Jerry N. Casey 1944-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Mr. Jerry N. Casey, 76, entered eternal rest Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Mr. Casey was born April 27, 1944 in Roanoke, Va., a son of John and Florence Kasey Casey. He attended North High School. Jerry worked as a mechanic at the Austintown Coil Plant, retiring after 30 years. He then worked at Boardman Walmart for 15 years.

He attended Youngstown Zion Dominion Ministries, which he truly loved. Jerry was an avid golfer, golfing with the G. E. Golf League. He loved to bowl, starting with the G. E. Mixed League, Swans Bowling League, and finally, Monday Night Mixed League.

He leaves to mourn his passing, but refrain from his suffering, his beloved wife, the former Shirley Diggs, whom he married Feb. 13, 1971; three children, Terri of Fayetteville, N.C., Richard of Columbus and Geri Lynn of Youngstown; 14 grandchildren, including Kiara, whom he helped raise; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald (Oh’ki) of Richmond, Va., and David and George, both of Roanoke, Va.; a sister, Lillie Hickman of Roanoke, Va.; two loving sisters-in-law, D. Jean Crawford and Elaine Casey of Salem, Va.; two godchildren, Britinie Lindsay and Marquita McWilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Besides his parents, Jerry was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by his son, Jerry Jr.; his brothers, John, Roger and Alvin; and sisters, Gloria Starkey and Ann Casey; and Aunt Annie.

Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the L. E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home. Private funeral services will be held for family only following visitation. Due to the pandemic, all guests are asked to please wear masks and practice social distancing. For the health and safety of everyone, we ask that guests do not linger at the funeral home after viewing.

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