James E. McCasland, age 68 of Greenville, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, April 16, 2017.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Mt.Auburn Cemetery with Pastor Flo Scott officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Greenville First United Methodist Church. For those who desire memorials in Jim’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to St. Jude’s at the Church or at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
James Edward McCasland, the son of Lloyd B. McCasland and Florine Marie Evans McCasland Halpin, was born on February 5, 1949 in Highland Hospital. He grew up in Greenville and the Stubblefield area, attending the country one room school, Central School and graduated from Greenville High School in 1967. Jim received his Bachelors Degree in Business and Marketing from Greenville College in 1971. He joined the family business, McCasland Sand and Gravel and later Trucking. Jim expanded it into McCasland’s Distributing which he operated until his retirement in 2007. In retirement Jim enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, wood working, car shows, and antique cars, but his greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren.
James and C. Sue Boatright were united in marriage on January 26, 1974 at the Greenville Presbyterian Church and have enjoyed over 43 years together. Sue survives as does their daughter Michelle Lynn (Tom) Walker of Greenville and four grandchildren: Anna Walker, Camden Walker, Colten Walker, and Collin Walker. Jim is also survived by his step-mother Patsy Sutton and several step sisters and step brothers.
Jim was a member of the Quail Forever, Radius Rods, Prairie Investments, Habitat for Humanity, and his Church, the First United Methodist Church.