In Memory of Mike Casey

I was saddened and depressed when I heard a couple of weeks ago of the home going of Mike Casey, with whom I worked for a number of years in the ministry of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home. Mike and his wife, Diana, raised a wonderful personal family of two sons and a daughter as they served as parents to too many to count of children who came to us hurting, lonely, confused, and neglected. Mike had a very special touch as he moved among those children and touched each of them in a loving God giving way. I am sure that the children who lived in their home would all come to share in the service of memorial that will be shared this Sunday afternoon if they were able. He was a man of few words; he mowed a lot of grass, taxied a lot of kids, and attended a thousand ball games in those days at the home. I still laugh when I remember the time he got our zero turn lawn mower wrapped around a swing set and after everyone on the campus tried to get it loose we finally gave up and moved the swing set. It wasn’t funny when they were digging it free but it was hilarious after we had time to remember it. As Mike had touched the lives of his children and the many placed in his care he had also allowed the Lord to touch him so that when that moment toward which we all journey came he could feel his Father’s touch and follow Him to his home.  Thanks Mike for your years of service, gift of time, and most of all the contribution of yourself to the needs and hurts of others. You are loved by those who knew you and honor by all whom you served.

Ivan N. Raley

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