Raymond John Casner, 90, husband of Alice Higgs Casner, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1928, in Harpersville, Ohio, to the late Erie J. Casner and Elsie Kumbera Berryman. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served with the 28th General Hospital in Croix Chapeau, France, was a member of Versailles United Methodist Church and the American Tree Farm System with the American Forest Foundation. A Master Tree Farmer and conservationist, he enjoyed the outdoors, deer hunting and watching the squirrels and birds go about their day. Raymond graduated from Dunsmore Business College in Harrisonburg, Virginia, then continued his education at Carson Newman College, University of Tennessee and the University of Kentucky. As an accountant, he was certified to represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service, he was a Kentucky Colonel, and an active member of the Woodford County Senior Citizens. He was, to put it simply, a good man.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, Alice H. Casner, Raymond leaves behind his daughter, Sheril Elizabeth Casner Perry, Lexington; and a grandson, John-Stewart Perry. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward S. Casner, Harry J. Casner and Henry O. Casner. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Woodford County Humane Society, 265 Thomas Lane, Versailles, Ky. 40383.