Willard Reo Casselle Jr., 81, served as a military police officer

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willard casselleWillard Reo Casselle Jr., beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend, departed this life on January 7, 2016, on his final journey to join our Heavenly Father.

His life’s journey began on September 30, 1934, in Williamsburg, VA, the first child born to Willard, Sr. and Bertha Casselle.

After graduating from Bruton Heights School, he then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he honorably served his country as a Military Police Officer.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 56 years, Thelma; devoted daughter, Evea Casselle, of Newport News, VA; sisters, Ramona Buford, Jacklyn Tupponce and LaCanas Casselle, all of Richmond, VA and Jeanne Johnson, of Kansas City, MO; brother, William Casselle, of Kansas City, MO; sisters-in-law, Ida Christian, of Odenton, MD and Inez Love, of Bowie, MD; brother-in-law, Charlie Martin (Emily), of Williamsburg, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and caring friends.

A memorial service, celebrating his life, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, in First Baptist Church, 727 Scotland Street, with the Rev. Dr. Reginald Davis officiating.

Military Honors will be given by the United States Marine Corps. Family and friends will assemble by 10 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Whiting’s Funeral Home.

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