Melvin R. Case

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Melvin R. Case, 55, of Marshall, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. Elder Larry Green will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lee Case, Mike Case, Terry Case, Ronnie Garrison, John Guffin and Clarence "Bones" Henderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Barron, Bernell Case, Bernell Crawford, Doug Green, Chuck Fowler and Hobby King. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Saline County. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home.

Born Oct. 29, 1949, in Marshall, he was the son of the late James F. Case and Arthella Lucille Mawhiney Fowler, who survives of Marshall. On Oct. 11, 1969, in Marshall, he married Shirley A. Arnold, who survives. He was a resident of Marshall all his life and had been employed at Hall and Riley Quarries, OK Tire and Malan Tree Farm. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Marshall.

Additional survivors include two sons, Chris Case and Jay Case, both of Marshall; foster children Anthony Gaddy and Ashlyn Leach, both of Odessa; two brothers, Jim Case and Carl Lee Case, both of Slater; two sisters, Lou Green of Odessa and Penny King of Marshall; half brother Glen Frank Case of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Nadine Case.