The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 11, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013

Benny Joe Cassady

IAEGER — Benny Joe Cassady, age 69, loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather, departed this life on Thursday, August 1st, at his home in Iaeger, surrounded by his family following a long battle with cancer.

Benny was born on November 1, 1943, in Panther, W.Va. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cassady.

Benny began working in his father’s business at a very young age. He was a self-employed business man from 1977 until his retirement in 2003. He loved his garage and spent all his time there. He was a genius mechanic. Benny was a past McDowell County Board of Education member and President. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and of the Baptist faith.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Linda, with whom he celebrated 47 years of marriage on January 17th. Loving daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa Cassady Birch and her husband, Mike, and Michelle (Micki) Cassady Mollohan and her husband, Jeff. Precious grandchildren, Breanna Lea Cecil, age 14, Reghan Michelle Mollohan, age 11, and Connor Joe Mollohan, age 8, all of Beckley. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law John Randy and Brenda Lee Garland. Nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Lee Garland and their son, Elijah, all of Big Sandy, W.Va.

Other survivors include Drema Bernice Cassady, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Swartz, and Mr. and Mrs. Gail Webb.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice Compassus of Princeton, W.Va., Dr. Dave and his staff, and the Beckley VA.

Honoring Benny’s wishes, he was cremated and there will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Benny’s life will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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