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Dr. Patrick Henry Casey

Funeral services for Dr. Patrick Henry Casey, 91, Millington, Tennessee, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at Central Church of Christ in West Plains, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Pat passed from this life into eternity from his home in Millington on Friday, October 20, 2023.

He was born January 22, 1932, to Alfred and Edith Casey near Pottersville, Missouri.  He graduated from Bakersfield High with the Class of 1949.  In 1951, he met the girl that he loved, Shirley Brotherton, and on January 8, 1953, they were married at Hardy, Arkansas, while he was serving in the United States Air Force.  Three days after their marriage, they were baptized and devoted the rest of their lives serving in the Lord’s Church.  In 1958, Pat left the International Shoe Company and entered Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.  He was an avid student and remained such until his illness in 2016.  He received degrees from Harding and Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee (while at Freed he preached for the Estes church).  Summer sessions were Abilene University in Abilene, Texas, and Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.  He received his doctorate from the Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee.  In 1967, Pat was asked to become the pulpit minister in Millington, Tennessee, where he worked and served for thirty-three years.  While in Millington, he saw a need to teach the many children of military parents; therefore, a Joy Bus Ministry was begun which brought in from 500-600 children each week for Sunday School.  In the 70s and 80s, he traveled extensively helping other churches in revivals, evangelism, and bus ministry workshops.  Pat enjoyed church history, and one year was a special Sunday at the Cane Ridge, Kentucky, restoration church building and he was asked to preach that Sunday which was an honor for him.  He also visited the cemetery where some of the reformers were buried.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of seventy years, who was also his secretary; two daughters, Ann McCorkle and husband, Jack, and Lareea Taylor and husband, Cliff; three granddaughters, Casey, Karrie, and Kala; three great-grandchildren, Haley, Amberlyn, and Wilder; a dear friend, Robert Wharton, all from the Memphis/Millington area; a kind niece, Diana Pace and husband, Mike, West Plains, Missouri, who checked on him weekly; a nephew, Jason Johnston, a Funeral Director in Memphis who assisted at the time of death; and Jason’s mother, Janice, Memphis, Tennessee.

Preceding Pat in death are his parents, two brothers, Melvin and Fred, and three sisters, Beulah, Freda, and Gertie.

Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery immediately following the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Patrick and Shirley Casey Endowment – Harding School of Theology, 1000 Cherry Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38117, or the Children’s Home in Paragould, Arkansas. Contributions also may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.