COLEMAN — C.E. “Bill” Casselberry passed away at his farm in Silver Valley Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at the Elm Street Church of Christ, 216 West Elm Street in Coleman, with James Paul Bailey and Charles Davenport officiating. Burial will be in the Coleman City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 West Pecan Street in Coleman.
Bill was born May 1, 1926 in Baylor County, to Clarence Martin Casselberry and Ruby Mercer Casselberry. He married Bettye Jean May in Burkburnett on July 31, 1949 and they celebrated over 61 great years of marriage.
Bill graduated from Seymour High School in 1943 and enlisted in the United States Navy, which he proudly served for two years. After returning to Texas, Bill enrolled in Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. He taught high school chemistry and biology for seven years in Quanah High School and later served as principal at Quanah High School for another seven years. Bill moved to Coleman in 1966, where he was the Superintendent at Coleman ISD. He retired from Coleman ISD in 1984 and started working for Southwestern Life Insurance Company as an insurance agent. He later bought Allen & Allen Insurance in Coleman, which he owned at the time of his death, along with his son, Billy Paul Casselberry.
Bill was a member of the Coleman Rotary Club, serving as president and also secretary for many years. He served on the Coleman City Council and was a member of the Elm Street Church of Christ.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruby Casselberry; his wife, Bettye Casselberry on Dec. 8, 2010; two brothers, J.T. Casselberry and Kenneth Casselberry; two sisters, Bonita Peek and Madge Wright.
He is survived by two sons, Russell Casselberry and wife Debbie of Lamesa, Billy Paul Casselberry of Coleman and Beverly Casselberry of Brownwood; grandchildren, Audrey Casselberry, Sarah Casselberry, Tammy Benson and husband Mark, and Ashley Brownlow, all of Lubbock; great-grandchildren, Mason Benson, Keelie Pierce and Bryson Brownlow, all of Lubbock; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Delores Guice of Coleman.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Condolences may be left online at www.livingmemorials.com.