Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Spruce Street, in Gridley, for Richard “Dick” Cassady, 83, who passed away on June 5, 2012, at his residence in Gridley, following a long illness.
He was born on July 15, 1928, in Gridley and was a life-long resident.
He was a farmer for over 70 years and enjoyed antique cars, horses, and showing his prize hogs in state fairs.
He was a devoted husband and father.
He graduated from Gridley High School in 1945 with perfect attendance.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, serving in Korea.
He was a Past Master and 50 year member of the North Butte Masonic Lodge in Gridley, and the Ben Ali Shrine of Sacramento. He served on the Butte County Fair Board for many years, was a member of the Biggs-West Gridley Water District.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Jerry Ruth Cassady, and two sisters, Dorothy Mae Bequette and Mary Helen Morris.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jane Cassady, of Gridley, three sons, Ralph Cassady and Michael Cassady, both of Gridley, and Joe Cassady, of Linda, one step-son, Michael Thompson, of Bountiful, Utah; four step-daughters: Lisa McAlpine, of Aptos, Sheila Salter, of Alburn, Kerri Thompson, of Gridley and Sherri Coats, of Bountiful, Utah; one brother, Marvin Cassady of Gridley and one sister, Ruth Ann King, of Gridley. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Dr. James Brown, of the Gridley Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the North Butte Masonic Lodge of Gridley will co-officiate at the services.
Burial at the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery will follow the services.
Contributions to the Butte County Fair are suggested by the family.
Services are under the care of Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.