James Martin “Jimmie” Cassady, 85, of Martinsville, Va. passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022. He was born in Surry County, N.C. on November 19, 1936, to the late Raymond R. Cassady and Sallie Tolbert Cassady.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Grogan Cassady of the home; sons, Marty Cassady (Phyllis Dodson) of Hillsborough, N.C. and Dr. Richard Cassady (Wendy) of Springdale, Ark., and daughter, Robyn Smart (Billy) of Martinsville; grandsons, Bryant Cassady, Ramey Cassady, William Cassady and Tylor Cassady all of Springdale, Ark. The family is very appreciative of the care and devotion provided by special caregiver Sarah Huff.
Mr. Cassady was a graduate of JD Bassett High School, attended Ferrum Junior College where he played on the first football team, and received a BS degree from Concord College in Athens W.Va. He held a master’s degree in Education from UVA.
He began his working years as a teacher with Henry County Schools, becoming Asst. Principal of Fieldale High School. He later worked in industry with Stanley Furniture Company and others. He retired from Henry County Plywood Corp. as VP-sales with 30 years of service.
He was an avid golfer and a member of Lynwood Country Club, Bassett Country Club and Beaver Hills Golf Club.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Christian Church, 5285 Preston Road, Martinsville, Va. 24112.
A graveside service will be held at Pleasant Grove Christian Church at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 23, 2022, and will be officiated by Reverend Doug Ramsey. A visitation will be held at the church from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the graveside service.
Collins Funeral Home, Bassett, Va. is serving the family.
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