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James S. Casey

unknown - December 5, 2011

James S. Casey, age 56, of Bland, Mo., died Monday, December 5, 2011. "Jimmy" (as known by his friends and family) was born in St. Louis, Mo., on March 31, 1955. Jimmy and his family moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1963. After graduating from School of the Osage in 1973, he went to work for his father's construction company. Jimmy later worked as a painter throughout the Lake and Jefferson City area. Jimmy was an award winning participant, as well as a regarded judge and scorer for many years at the NRA Bianchi Cup held annually in Columbia, Mo. Jimmy was a lifelong student of a great many subjects; always very inquisitive about everything. He was an avid marksman, outdoorsman, angler, photographer and NASCAR fan. Being a nature enthusiast, he was very fond of gardening, plants, bird watching and had an ardent reverence for wildlife in general. He was a devout steward of our environment and a blessing to his fellow mankind. Jimmy is survived by his beloved cat, C.J.; his sister, Kay Samuelson of Lake Ozark, and her husband, Bruce; three nephews: Jay McGowin of Osage Beach, Mo., Cody Samuelson of Columbia, Mo., and Collin Samuelson of Lake Ozark, Mo.; one niece, Mallory McGowin-Jarrett of Jefferson City, Mo. and her husband, Seth; as well as by his good friend and ex-wife, Carla Jordan-Casey of Jefferson City, Mo., along with numerous devoted friends. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Caroline Casey and Jack Casey, both of Lake Ozark, Mo., as well as both maternal and paternal grandparents and beloved uncles, all from the St. Louis area. A celebration of life will be held from 1 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, at the Capital Event Center, 623 Ohio Street, (just off Mo. Blvd., next to the Robo Carwash), Jefferson City, Mo. There will be visitation with the family, with a time of memorial at 1:30 p.m. with musician and long time friend, Al Jolly, of Iberia, Mo., singing some of Jimmy's favorite music. A brief reception and time for fellowship will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter in memory of Jimmy. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneral homeandcemetery.com

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