Nolan Ray Cass
July 14, 1942 – September 20, 2019
A man breathed his last hard breath on September 20, 2019 and here we mark his passing and remember his life. From humble beginnings he worked hard to provide for his family. He went through this tough life with a sense of humor, a twinkle in his eye, a straight and honest man, his word was his bond and his handshake was like a granite boundary marker, immovable.
Born July 14, 1942 in Milano, Texas, in a dirt floor house, Nolan Ray Cass grew up as a ranch hand often on the receiving side of the mountain oysters tossed his way as they steered the bulls. He married the love of his life, Brenda Sue Havner in 1963. They didn’t have much money and found creative ways to entertain themselves that involved fresh air and flatulence. Nolan Ray Cass is preceded in death by his father, Jesse Epps Cass and his mother Bessie Mae Jolly, his stepfather Grady Jolly, and his daughter Misty Dawn Falgout. He is survived by his lovely wife of 56 years, Brenda Sue “Suzie” Cass; sister Carolyn Vannoy and husband Irvin Vannoy; His daughters, Suzie Diane King and husband Wesley Devon King; Elaina Hope Hamm and husband Clayton Howard Hamm; Candy Denise Garcia and husband Martin Rodriguez Garcia. Nolan’s legacy lives on through his grandchildren, Brandy, Heather, Stephanie, Chrystal, Isiah, Clayton, Elizabeth, Olivia, Joshua, Summer, and Charles; and eighteen great grandchildren and three angel babies that we will see in heaven.
Nolan will be remembered as the towel and mat king in Odessa. CEO/CFO/COB/President/Owner/Janitor and worker bee of NRC Towel and Mat Service. Many long and hard hours were spent in that little shop, sweating out a living that provided for his family, just look at those family vacations, burnt to a crisp on the beach, washed away in flash floods, backing down single lane mountain roads and the trip to the nudist beach. Never play King Oil with him, you were going to lose. Nolan liked his games and enjoyed playing cards and video games. Through it all Nolan kept his humor, even in his final week, the nurses at the hospital laughed at his jokes and sly sense of humor. He was right, when he said he was going to see his Mom, Misty and Jesus in Heaven. Godspeed Nolan, now you have your peace in the valley.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15
- Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 28, 2019
- Reception Saturday, September 28, 2019
Nolan Ray Cass
September 27, 2019
Comfort in the arms of Jesus
We know in our hearts
that this life’s journey must end.
No longer can we enjoy your company,
A giant hole in our heart now takes your place.
Your smiling face with your twinkling blue eyes
Is just a memory like the sunset skies.
It is in times like these we seek comfort
Though your body lies here,
Your Spirit is not!
A better place is where you will be found,
Already smiling as you join those who passed before.
A promise to wait for us when we take our final breath
And join that chorus, oh happy day!
When we see Jesus, all our fears melt away.
And we can feel the love of God
as He sings over us, to comfort us.
“For the Lord your God is living among you.
He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
With his love, he will calm all your fears.
He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
September 27, 2019
I love that my Papa was an awesome nerd like me. He played video games watched Star Wars and things like that. I remember for my 16th birthday my parents took me to San Leon so we can visit my family and my Papa decorated the cake for me with a plastic frog because I love frogs and I still have that frog with me till this day. I will miss you and always love you Papa and can't wait to see you again.
September 25, 2019
Well, we all can say we remember him and his video games. His favorite thing. I remember my mom and her mom would talk- and me and my sisters would go and hang around him. He always seemed so patient and sweet. I must get my quietness from him. He was always so quiet. I been hearing stories and I'm like-what?! He's so quiet. lol. Me too I guess.
He was such a sweet man. He's definitely going to be missed and remembered always <3