James Dewey Kasey (USAF MSgt Retired)

James Dewey Kasey (USAF MSgt Retired)

June 5, 2021, 85, Goldsboro –

James Dewey Kasey (USAF MSgt Retired) passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.

He was born in Charleston, WV on October 7, 1935, and was the son of Lyda Lorene Wood of Belva/Gauley Bridge, WV, and was raised by Charlotte Virginia Webb and Dewey Dalton Kasey (his adoptive parents) of Beckley, WV.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances (Fran) Kasey; sister, Wanda Williams Darby (John) of Hallsville, MO; son, James Dewey Kasey Jr.; and two grandsons, James Matthew Kasey and Joshua James Kasey of Chesapeake, VA.

James attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, WV and enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17. He was a veteran of both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam serving as a weapons technician and instructor. He retired as a master sergeant at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in 1973 with 21 years of service. After retirement he attended Wayne Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Technology (Industrial Engineering). He worked at Sycor Corporation in Goldsboro for several years and moved on to the Naval Aviation Depot at Cherry Point, NC, where he retired in 1993 with 34 years of government service.

He was a member of the Goldsboro Masonic Lodge #634, York Rites and Sudan Shriners. James was an avid bowler and loved golf, being a past member of Walnut Creek Country Club and Lane Tree Golf Club.

James loved his wife and family and had been blessed in recently locating his biological sister, Wanda Darby, now living in Missouri.

The family will gather for a private service at Seymour Funeral Home. A time of visitation will be held for friends and family on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45, 212 E. Mulberry Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.