Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Cassetty, 87, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 3 P.M. on Monday, April
24, at Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the
John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of
The family will receive friends Sunday from 10 A.M. – 9 P.M.,
and Monday from 11 A.M. until time of services at Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home.
Mr. Cassetty passed away on Friday, April 21, 2006, at the
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee.
He was born December 20, 1918, in Jackson County to the late
John B. Cassetty and Mattie Webb Cassetty. On November
23, 1947, he was married to Navoy Hawkins Cassetty, who
Mr. Cassetty was a school teacher and coach, and a general
agent of Franklin Life Insurance Co. for 55 years. He was a
member of the Gainesboro Church of Christ and Gainesboro
Rotary Club. He was a former member and chairman of the
Jackson County Board of Education. Mr. Cassetty served in the
U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and attained the rank
of Lieutenant Colonel as a reserve commissioned officer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2
Brothers: Chester Cassetty and Johnnie Cassetty; and 3
Sisters: Clio Clark, Maude Crabtree, and Elva Tardy.
Survivors include his wife: Navoy Hawkins Cassetty of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Son and Daughter-in-Law: John B. and
Angie Reed Cassetty of Gainesboro, TN; 2 Daughters and 1
Son-in-Law: Deborah & Mike Searcy and Charlene Cassetty,
all of Gainesboro, TN; 5 Grandchildren: Mary Beth (Tommy)
Brown, Ashley (Doug) Groves, Candace Brown, Anna Elkins
and her fiancée Jackson Moran, and Ian Bennett Cassetty; 4
Great-Grandchildren: Colby and Connor Brown, and
Cameron and Kristin Groves; and 1 Sister-in-Law: Claudine
Cassetty of Gainesboro, TN.
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