James "Jim" Casey, age 85, passed away peacefully at home in Culpeper, Virginia on the afternoon of August 26, 2019 surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Safford, Arizona, the son of Glenn and Dorothy Casey. He lived in Duncan, Phoenix, and Yuma before attending the University of Arizona in Tucson. There he joined the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and it was at a fraternity/sorority exchange that he met his future wife, Mary Jo Gobel. They married and six months later he was drafted into the Army serving in Germany in the 62nd Military Police, Highway Patrol. His love for travel began when he obtained a month's leave and Mary Jo and he camped through ten countries. He completed college, worked in the family business, returned to college and completed a major in accounting at U of A and a Masters in Public Administration at USC. He worked for Ernst and Ernst, The Navel Audit Service before retiring from the Department of Defense IG in 1993. Bitten by the travel bug, following the birth of two children, the family camped throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Audit Service found him spending time in Guam, Okinawa, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and various parts of the U.S. In retirement he and Mary Jo were fortunate to be able to travel the world taking cruises and land trips. Jim was a bundle of energy. Over the years he was Year Book editor, Cheer Leader, Track Manager, PTA President, Webelo Co-Leader, Treasurer of the Pack, Soccer Coach, continuing into retirement volunteering at the hospital, the International Conference of Police Chaplains, Gideon President, Bible Study, The Walk to Emmaus and mission trips to Peru, Ecuador, Belize and Waveland after Hurricane Katrina. He found a much loved home in Culpeper at Reformation Lutheran Church with Pastor Brad Hales and the Congregation. He had deep faith. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Jo; son, Mike, daughter, Terri Stirk, son-in-law, Tony, grandson, Andrew, sister, Carolyn Sievwright, and nieces, Jan and Kim and their families. A Celebration of Life will take place September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Road, Culpeper. VA. A reception will follow at the Church's Fellowship Hall. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations me be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5540 Falmouth St., Richmond, VA 23230 1-888-557-7177 Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Casey family through clore-english.com.

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