Dwayne Earl Casper

Published 8:05 pm Monday, July 25, 2016

Dwayne Earl Casper, 54, earned his wings on July 22, 2016, and will forever be an angel looking over us. He was at home surrounded by his devoted, loving wife, son and daughter.

Dwayne was loved dearly by his family. He was born in Franklin on Jan. 17, 1962.

He was a welder for more than 30 years and was employed by Amadas Industries. He took great pride in being a hard worker and provider. He enjoyed the beach, listening to music and being with his family and friends.

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During the last eight months, Dwayne’s strength, courage and determination made him known as an “Ironman” and admired by many. To his grandchildren, he was known as “Papa D,” and his love will live in their hearts forever.

Dwayne is survived by his wife of 28 years, LuAnne White Casper, as well as his daughter “Baby Girl” Jessica Marie York (Bill), and son, Christopher Robert Boyd (Crystal); grandchildren, Alanah, Westyn and Will. He is also survived by his parents, Rommie Casper (Mary) and Dawn Saunders (A.J., deceased); his grandmother, Margaret Casper Warren; sisters, Wanda Bryant (Jimmy), Theresa Sanderson (Harold), Cari McClish, Dawn Davis, Christa Casper, Amy Moore and Sarah Ennis; brothers, Richard Saunders and James Casper (Tiffani); and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to close friends who supported and loved them through this difficult journey. The family would like to send a special thanks to Willie Davis and Chaplain Tim Minor of Personal Touch Hospice.

A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive Suffolk. A visitation will follow.

The family welcomes donations to the American Cancer Society or the National Hemophilia Foundation.