Paul  Cassity

Paul Edward Cassity

02-14-1942 - 09-06-2023

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Paul Edward Cassity died at the age of 81 on Wednesday morning, September 6, 2023, at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, SC after a brief illness. He was born on Valentines Day, February 14, 1942 in Lexington, KY

Survivors include his son, Eric Scott Cassity and wife, Barbara Ellen of Lexington, SC; three grandsons, Beck Carrson actively serving overseas in the South Carolina National Guard, West Stonewall, wife, Danae, and their new baby daughter, Maeve of WV, and Eric W. also of Lexington, SC; and two sisters, Althea Cassity Maki (Karl) of Newfield, NY and Sheryl Cassity Ackler, (Sidney) of Castle Rock, WA

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Rebecca J Carr Cassity, and his parents, Hobert W. and Revrey W. Cassity.

He was a native of Morgan County, KY, and a resident of Lafayette, LA.

Paul graduated from Morgan County High School, Berea College and received a Master's Degree of Paleontology at University of Illinois, Urbana.

He was employed by Humble Oil, Texas Gulf Sulphur, Texas Gulf Oil and Gas, and Elf Aquitaine and worked extensively in California, Texas, Louisiana, and Pakistan as well as other international assignments.

Paul was a loving husband and thoughtful in the extended care for his Mother, Dad and Aunt (Dorothy Wheeler) as well as a good neighbor and friend, always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be missed.

He loved sailing, traveling internationally, and above all spending time with his son's family, especially his grandsons and most recently, getting to meet his two-week-old great-granddaughter, Maeve Cassity. Paul was a member of Civitan. He enjoyed his visits to Morgan County, going back to places at Crockett where, as a boy, he had often explored. It was there he began his life-long adventure in geology.

Memorial plans are incomplete at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the South Carolina Cremation Society. 


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