Dan M. Cason, Sr.

Born: Sun., May 16, 1943
Died: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Aug. 29, 2018
Location: First Baptist Church

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Mr. Dan M. Cason, Sr., age 75, of Blackshear, died Monday afternoon (8/27/18) at his residence following a long courageous battle with cancer.

Born May 16, 1943 in Blackshear, he was a son of the late Warren Estes and Irene Harris Cason. A lifelong resident of Pierce County, he was a 1962 graduate of Blackshear High School. He was retired from CSX Railroad in Waycross following 38 years of service. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear and attended the MISFITS Sunday School Class.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Wilda Podeyn; a step-sister, Faye Boker; and a step-brother, Billy Courson.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ann Hodges Cason of Blackshear; his son, Danny Cason (wife Marie) of Blackshear; his daughter, Lisa Simmons (husband Randy) of Blackshear; 5 grandsons, Ran Simmons, Matt Simmons, Cody Simmons, Trey Cason (wife Marah), and Jon Cason, all of Blackshear; a great granddaughter, Hazel Mae Cason of Blackshear; his brother, Thomas Sheppard of California; a step-sister, Dorothy Brooks of Blackshear; a step-brother, Carl Courson (wife Phyllis) of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Wednesday (8/29/18) at 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Blackshear. Burial will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and also immediately following the service.

The family requests that members of the First Baptist Church MISFITS Sunday School Class and all classmates of the Blackshear High School Class of 1962 to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please arrive at the church by 1:45 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 670 Main Street, Blackshear, Georgia 31516.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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Tera & Mike Austin
   Posted Mon August 27, 2018
Ann, Lisa, Danny, & family:
Mike and I are do very sorry. Our hearts are broken. We love you like
blood family. We will always remember the fun times we had years ago.
Dan had the most infectious laugh of anyone ever. Loved his wit and his love for
all the children. Hugs to you all. Jesus welcomed Dan today with opened arms.

Barbara Smith-Fischer
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
Ann, may God wrap his loving arms around you/family during this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Phoebe Myers
   Posted Tue August 28, 2018
I want to offer my condolences to the family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a loved one in death, regardless of how long they have lived. Even Jesus gave way to tears when his friend Lazarus died (John 11:35). Our heavenly Father of tender mercies knows your pain. He never purposed his human family to have health issues, grow old, and die, but to live in perfect health and live forever. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy and promised to remove sickness, old age, and death__ 1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing"; Isaiah 33:24 And no resident will say: "I am sick"; Isaiah 35:5,6; Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” Finally, He promised to undo the effect of death by bringing our loved ones in the memorial tombs back to life__ Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will rise...Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust! ...the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth. I hope these words give you all comfort.
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Linda S. Hardrick
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Dear Ann & Family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Praying you'll be comforted knowing "welcome home" has been heard in heaven. May the beautiful memories you have give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

Robert and Louise Sauls
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Ann ,Robert and me are so sorry to hear about your loss. My God be with you and your family. Dan has gone to a better place. Our prayers are with and your family today.

Tanya Peace
   Posted Wed August 29, 2018
Dear Ann,

Sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your family. We trust God will bring you peace and healing during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers......

Trude Taft
   Posted Fri August 31, 2018
Dear Ann,
I’ve been aware of the fight you and Dan and family have fought for years and although I’m saddened by your loss, I think you won the fight. Dan is in God’s hands now, but y’all had a lot of wonderful years together before he succumbed to cancer. That doesn’t make it easier to let go. I know from experience. It will take a while, but you’re fortunate to have loving family to help you get through the pain. There’s relief that Dan is no longer suffering, but folks don’t realize that you will suffer a very long time. But, you have those great memories of dating in high school and all of those envious girls who would have taken your place in a minut. Dan was a fine man, but I have to say he was also a hunk! And, he continued to be a hunk forever. Please know I think about you and you’re in my prayers. Along side Dan, you’ve fought a courageous battle. I like to believe you’ll be together again.

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