Bearl Deloice Casey
Bearl Deloice Casey
  • June 13, 1927 - June 29, 2017
  • Brentwood, California

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Bearl D Casey
June 13, 1927 - June 29, 2017

Bearl Casey passed away on Friday, June 29 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. A family graveside service and burial was held Thursday, July 6.
Bearl was born in Haskell, Texas to John and Carrie Casey and came to California at the age of 9 years where he attended Brentwood Elementary and Liberty High Schools. He married Billie Dedman in 1948 and they enjoyed 69 years of marriage, raising two children, Mary (Jerry Black) and John (Jody). For Bearl and Billie, their family always came first and they have been blessed with five grandchildren: Aaron, Alyssa, Brian, Loren, and Megan; and five great grandchildren: Aidric, Andrew, Roland, Colin, and Chloe. Their sixth great grandchild is due to arrive in October and will be named Bearl Casey in his honor.

Bearl had a passion for cars ever since he got his driver's license at age 14, when he became the driver for his family upon the death of his father. From working at his father's gas station, he grew up around cars and worked for more than 45 years in the automotive field, always respected and trusted by the many people who brought their cars to him. He could fix anything that went wrong with a car engine and was fondly called 'Mr. Goodwrench' by the many friends with whom he and Billie traveled in their motor home. He could always be counted on to help not only his friends but anyone else who needed help on the road.

In addition to his love of cars, Bearl loved boating and built his own ski boat in the garage of the home he and Billie bought in 1956. This love of boating led to many years of camping and water skiing at Don Pedro Lake and on the rivers of the Delta. He was the patient, never-tiring driver who pulled water-skiers from sunup to sundown, always finding happiness in someone else enjoying themselves on the water.

Bearl and Billie found a love for travel in their motor home. They traveled countless miles throughout 49 states and into Canada and Mexico, enjoying time with friends and family, many times arranging to connect with distant family members on their travels. Winter months were spent in San Felipe and then Yuma, where good times were shared, life was celebrated, and cocktail hour always started at 4 pm.

Bearl lived life to the fullest every day and has created many memories with all who knew him. He was a humble and quiet man who worked hard all of his life, was never without a project to work on, and who made everyone around him feel loved and appreciated. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

A Celebration of Bearl's Life will be held Saturday, July 15 at 1:00pm at the clubhouse of Summerset IV. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to a favorite charity.