Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 26 at First United Methodist Church for Jack Case of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mr. Case, 91, passed away on April 21, 2018 at San Pedro Nursing Facility in Artesia.
Pastor Monty Leavell will officiate at the service with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers are Eddie Guy, Reggie Guy, Graham Guy, Chris Kuykendall, Mike Anderson and Chuck Wagner. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Case and the CVE Board of Directors and employees.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 25 at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Jack was born on August 31, 1926 in Okmulgee, OK; the son of Willie and Susie Lee (Doyle) Case. He served in the United States Army during World War II. On January 21, 1947 he married Doris Moore. They came to Artesia in 1949 from Oklahoma.
He was co-owner of I & W Hot Oil Service and a member of First United Methodist Church. Jack was also a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Lion's Club, Roping Club and the Men's Golf Association. He played baseball for the Chicago Cubs farm team the Seminole Oilers and basketball with an independent team in Oklahoma. He played REA basketball, baseball and softball in Artesia in the 1950's and 1960's. He was known for his Loco Hills Little League teams and umpired Little League after he stopped coaching. Jack was an avid horseman. He served on CVE Board of Director's for 39 years. He loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events and activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sons Jack Case Jr. and Eric Neal Case, brothers Bill Case, Walt Case and Ted Case, and sister Juliaun Cash.
Survivors include his wife Doris Case of Artesia; daughter Debbie Guy and her husband Eddie; brother Wally Case of Lodi, CA; grandchildren Eric Case, Dani Kuykendall and husband Chris, Reggie Guy and wife Staci and Graham Guy and wife Kindra; great-grandchildren Jackson Guy, Mollie Guy, Gracen Kuykendall, Daegan Kuykendall, Joleigh Guy and Darla Guy.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Building Fund PO Box 1492 Artesia, NM 88211 or the Muskogee Creek Nation Scholarship Foundation PO Box 580 Okmulgee, OK 74447.
Doris, Debbie, Eddie and Family ~ I was crazy about Jack! Such a witty, fun person, and a class act. Him and Doris dancing together can never be replicated. A great man who left behind a great family. I will never forget him. Much love and many prayers ~ Denise (and Ronny) Tice
Denise Tidwell TiceArtesia, NM
I am so sorry to hear about Jack's passing. I remember playing little league against his team at Loco Hills. I never thought that most of my life I would work close to him and be close to the family when I married Nancy Chaney.
Robert JonesLas Vegas, NV
Charles always like working with Jack and Bill in Loco Hills. I always like talking with Jack. He was always happy go lucky
and could see two sides of a story. He was a very fair man. He and Bill were almost inseparable. He loved his wife Doris he always supported her in all she did in the Community. Loved his kids and grand kids. Always had and encouraging word for all he met. Our condolences to the entire Jack Case family in the loss of your beloved one.
Charles & Nadine CopelandLas Cruces, NM
There is a few people you would call a Gentleman....Jack was a true Gentlemen. Always had a smile and loved life. Blessing to this fine family.
Bill & Andrea CarpenterLas Cruces, NM
Our prayers are with you Doris & Debbie & families! Jack was such a great man and he loved his family so much! What a great legacy he left with all the people he came into contact with. May God comfort your aching hearts! Love to all💗
Karen & Ronnie KillgoreCarlsbad, NM
Sorry to hear about jacks passing he was no doubt one of the best people I knew.
Frank GuinanArtesia, NM
So sorry to just find out Uncle Jack, has passed. Susan and I give our deepest condolences to the family, Aunt Doris and Debbie. May all his grandchildren eventually find peace, knowing that their grandfather is resting peacefully. God Bless the family with comfort at their time of need. Love Susan and Lee Fortner.
Leland W Fortner JrStockton, CA
So sorry for your loss may God be with you and your family we love you dear he’s in heaven with my mom and dad and they’re having a blast
Johnny & SherryPatmanArtesia, NM
Doris & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jack will be so missed. He was such a great person. My husband's greatest thrill was to have beaten Jack & his Loco Hills Little League team, a near impossibility.
LaRue PinsonArtesia, NM
For 25 years I sat at the front desk at CVE where he would attend a board meeting each month. You could expect him to walk in with his cowboy boots, a friendly smile and greeting. Always the same. There must have been times when he did not feel well or had some problem, but if he did we didn't know it. He was a pleasure to be around, and he was the same way at the nursing home when I would visit him. He may not have known me but he seemed to know I was a familiar face. May God bless the family as they lay to rest a fine man. He will be missed by so many.
We are so sorry for your great loss. Jack was a good friend. We pray for Gods Blessings and comfort to all of the family.
Curtis and Katherine TeelArtesia, NM
I am just so sorry. Jack Case was a really nice fellow and was so well liked. My love and best wishes are with his family at this time.
Karen Vandiver CriswellTucson, AZ
Our prayers are with you & your family at this time. He was so special!
Love you, Pat & Wilbur🙏🙏🙏🙏
Wilbur & Pat JohnsonSanta Teresa, NM