Michael William Casey, 45, born in Danville, on Oct. 24, 1971. He passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 in Fort Myers, Fla. where he has resided since 1994.
Michael was so many things to so many people: father, husband, son, brother, uncle, coach, but to everyone he was a friend. Mike never met a stranger. Once you were friends, you had a friend for life. His smile and silly nature were contagious. His generosity knew no bounds. He dedicated many hours to coaching baseball, sometimes being at the ball park every day of the week. But, Mike was more than a coach: he was a mentor and friend to his players. He helped his players believe in themselves and not to just become better players, but to become better people. Beyond friendship, and coach, his favorite role was Dad! He was an amazing father that loved his sons more than anything. He was truly one of a kind. Jackie Robinson said "a life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" Michael can rest easy knowing he had a great life and his impact on others was immense and heartfelt.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Ginger Casey of Ft. Myers; two loving children, Jordan Goldey and Payton Casey, both of Ft. Myers; loving parents, Leon and Catherine Davis of Danville; five siblings, Tina Harris of Mountain Home, Ark., AJ Casey (Gretchen) of Tuscola, Ill., Shelly Snyder (Stan) of Hoopeston, LeAnne Stebbins (Randy) of Hoopeston, and Lonnie Davis (Nicole) also of Hoopeston; aunts and uncles, Selma and Donald Thompson and Hank and Connie Krabbe; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members; as well as many friends in the Danville area.
Michael was preceded in death by his father, Jackie Casey; maternal grandparents, Henry and Rita Krabbe; as well as his paternal grandparents, Jack and Delores Casey.
A Memorial Service was held 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at The Baptist Church of Estero, 20300 Trailside Rd., Estero, FL 33928. If you are sending flowers, the family would prefer plants instead of flowers.
A Memorial Service will be held in Illinois at a later date. Details to be announced via www.MullinsMemorial.com
Contributions in memory of Michael William Casey are suggested to San Carlos Little League, 18251 Three Oaks Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33967.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.
Published on March 1, 2017