Obituary and funeral service: James Melvin, 73, and Joan Celeste, 71, Casey, of Winder

James Melvin Casey, age 73 of Winder, passed away on February 21, 2020. He was born in Griffin, GA to the late James William Casey and the late Elizabeth Dix Casey.

Joan Celeste Casey, age 71, of Winder, passed away on February 24, 2020. She was born in Columbus, GA to Lois Goodwin and the late Johnny Ether Wooten.

The family received friends Feb. 26, 2020. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2020 at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe. Interment will follow at Hill Haven Memory Gardens.

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Surviving are: Daughters and Sons in Law, Carmen and Tommy Hargrove, Robin and David Herrin; Grandchildren, Cody and wife Jessica Casey, Tommy Edmondson, Dusty Edmondson, Skyleigh Casey, Gavin Hargrove, Ethan Hargrove, and Lily Herrin; and Great Grandchildren, Jaxon Casey, Lexi Edmondson, and the soon to arrive Oakley Edmondson.

This cherished husband and father of two proud daughters was known and adored by many; he was known as “Casey” throughout the Lawrenceville community after owning a successful and respected business, Casey’s Paint, Body & Frame, for nearly 40 years. He was also known as “Chap” by his club brothers, as he was proudly a member of the Nam Knights Motorcycle Club, Dixie Chapter, for many years. Most honorably, he served 4 years in the US Army, spending part of that time fighting in the Vietnam War. During the last 22 years of his life, he thoroughly enjoyed being known as Papa to his grandchildren to whom he was very close. Jimmy accomplished and enjoyed a lot during his life; he was a blackbelt in Kenpo Karate, a SCUBA diver, built award-winning show cars, and sky diving. He and his wife once traveled to Israel, where he swam and was baptized in the Jordan River. Most importantly, he was a child of God and knew the Lord, and loved to share the word with his loved ones.

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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