Theo Earl Case was born the son of Archie Case and Eula (Martin) Case on January 29, 1939 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, and departed this life June 10, 2013 in Independence, Missouri at the age of 74 years.
He was united in marriage on October 6, 1962 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Grace G. Koenig.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Grace Case of the home in Independence, Missouri; two sons, Terry W. Case and wife, Karen of Kingsville, Missouri and Earl D. Case and girl friend, Sharri Corle of Richmond, Missouri; five grandchildren, Emily E. Case, Kelsey B. Case, Savannah J. Case and twins, McKenzie L. Case and Makaela N. Case; two previous daughters-in-law, Kim Case of Warrensburg, Missouri and Danelle Case of Independence, Missouri; one brother, Harlin Case and wife, Leta of Hardy, Arkansas; one sister, Anna Faye Bowers and husband, Fred of Thayer, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Eula Case; one granddaughter, Krystal L. Case; four brothers, Orlando “Sonny” Case, Roy Ray Case, Arlis Case, and Troy Case; and one sister, Audrey Porter.
Theo’s first job was at the Shoe Last Factory in Mammoth Spring, AR and later worked in construction, building Cherokee Village. In 1965, he and Grace moved to the Kansas City area where he was employed with the Vendo Company until 1977. Theo retired in 1994 after working at the Honeywell Company for 17 years.
He enjoyed spending time with Grace on the old home place; gardening; was well known for his love of fishing and hunting; and was a member of the Jacoma Bass Club, participating in many Bass Tournaments throughout the years.
Theo will be remembered as a loving husband, dad, poppy, brother and uncle. He will truly be missed by his family and the many friends that shared in his joys of life.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer.
The family will receive friends Friday evening, June 14th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home in Thayer.
Burial will be in the Hurst Cemetery, near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.