John Odean Cass

John Odean Cass

John Odean Cass, 88, of Union Grove passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Wilkes Health and Rehabilitation.

Graveside services with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 Honor Guard and the National Guard Honor Guard will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Scenic Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2021, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Cass was born June 30, 1932, in Wilkes County to Harvey Lee and Chattie Mae Speaks Cass. John Odean served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was retired after 20 years from the City of Denver, Colo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Terri Diane Cass and Karen Lynn Blaes; and a son John Odean Cass Jr.; mother of his children, Billie Adonna Crownover; three brothers, Harvey Eugene Cass (Alice), Fred Romas Cass, and Steve Rodney Cass; and five sisters, Florene Hauser, Lucille Eller, Mary Marcelene Laws, Judy Karen Tanis, Regina Prevette (Robert).

Mr. Cass is survived by one daughter, Johna Sue Cass of North Wilkesboro; his companion of 40-plus years, Winifreda “Rose” Smith; three grandchildren, Amber Lynn Kimpe, Brooke Bible Minkel and Brandy Lee Blaes all of Colorado; three sisters, Margaret Johnson of Statesville, Billie Ann Weatherman and husband, Jerry, of Statesville and Linda Rebecca Bumgarner of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Gary James Cass and wife, Louise, of East Bend and Marsh Edwin Cass of Wilkesboro; and a special loving niece, Tammie Johnson Sherrill of Chesapeake, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Wilkes, P.O. Box 306, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659.

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