Earl Dan Cassetty, 68, of Bushland, TX died Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Arden Road Baptist Church, 6701 Arden Rd., with senior pastor Aaron Denson officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Dan was born September 25, 1954, in Tulia, TX to Elden and Darlene Cassetty.
After working for ASARCO for 21 years, Dan retired from Bell Helicopter after a 15-year career there. He was a licensed mechanic and worked on air frames at power plants where he inspected for quality. Dan was instrumental in the Osprey program in Amarillo, TX.
Dan enjoyed flying small airplanes and held an instrument rated pilot’s license. He was a certified SCUBA diver, enjoyed fishing, and watching old western shows and movies. Dan was witty and had a great sense of humor.
His favorite scripture was Ephesians, 8-9. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elden and Darlene Cassetty; and son, Jacob Dan Cassetty.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Conn Cassetty, of Bushland, TX; a son, Matthew Lee Cassetty, of Amarillo, TX; a brother, Randy Cassetty and wife Teresa, of Vega, TX; and two sisters, Brenda Linn, and Cindy Burnett, both of Vega, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Jacob Cassetty Memorial Music Scholarship Fund in care of Bushland ISD, PO Box 60, Bushland, TX 79012.
15 Replies to “Earl Dan Cassetty”
So sorry to learn of your loss
Thinking of you .
My thoughts & prayers are with you, Matthew and your family & friends during this time. I am so sorry for your loss.
May God hold you tight, surround you with His love and give you strength for today and in the days ahead.
Love, Debbie Campbell
I remember working with Elden and coming in from the fields, Danny and Randy would come running from the barn and grab my hands and wanting to play. I will cherish those moments forever. Danny was not only my nephew but a great friend that I will love forever.
Dan was a great volunteer at the Texas Air and Space Museum, dedicated educator and promoter of our mission to “share the wonders of the heavens and the inventions that take us there”
I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Dan but reading all the comments he sounded like an incredible man with a love for Christ and an amazing sense of humor.
Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers.
Judy, I will remember you in the days to come as you mourn the loss of Dan. May God hold you closely , my sweet friend.
One of the real joys of my life was a phone call to my nephew, Danny. He was consistently pleasant with that ever present chuckle in his voice. He just lightened your spirit. He had an ironic sense of humor that he inherited from his dad. Sometimes it was too subtle for me. His conversation would end suddenly so I knew that I had missed some witty response. Fortunately he was patient until I caught up. I will so miss those calls.
Judy and Matthew, I’m so sorry for your loss. Many hugs and prayers to you.
Kelly Jasper Thompson
The Lord’s Talley Book. – for Dan Cassetty.
Romans 15:29 NIV —“I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.”
As I grew up I observed that nearly all older Rancher’s and even some of the Cowboys carried a “Talley” book. They never knew smart phone apps or accounting software. Every cow they owned, the losses, the calves born, etc were in that book. That book told them how they were doing for the year, sometimes down to the individual cow. I sometimes speculate that the Lord has his own Talley book for each of us. And perhaps He gives marks based on how we conduct of our lives. Especially He may keep track of the folks we witness too, the effort we spend on spreading Grace.
This morning I got sad news. A long time co-worker, and more importantly, a good Christian friend passed away, Dan Cassetty. I was very fortunate that I got the opportunity to re-kindle that relationship some 4 or 5 months ago. When we worked together at Bell he witnessed to me on several occasions even though I made it clear at the time I was un-fertile ground. The last time was a couple of days before I had open heart surgery. He brought me a Bible, asked if he could pray for me, and quizzed me on being saved and what my relationship with God was. My response, which saddens me now, was that God and I had no use for each other.
Fast forward to my redemption. Some time after my fall and subsequent salvation I called Dan and we had breakfast on numerous occasions. I picked his Christian brain, We shared fellowship, and I thanked him profusely for the fertilizer of years before that brought my seed to fruition. He was gracious and truly happy for me.
I am sorry to lose him and I grieve along side his family and friends. My one prayer for Dan is that I be jotted down as a mark to the positive in his Talley book. Amen
May you be blessed.
Aquilla Wade Johnson
An amazing man gone too soon. I’ll never forget the time we had to call you and Judy for help when my niece got her head stuck in the recliner. Or the fact I got my first bike from you! I used that white wheeled thing until the handlebars fell off. We truly left great neighbors behind when we moved. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences on your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
A gracious and kind man that will leave a big hole in a lot of people’s lives.
I can only imagine the reunion that took place between THE Father and Son, and father and son. So very very thankful for the promise of Heaven. Love you and your family so very much.
Danny was always an inspiration to me and will be greatly missed. I admired him for his strength of character and his commitment to family.
A dear and true friend and brother in Christ .. I will not forget him and will look forward to seeing him again in Eternity in our heavenly home …till then Dale Bigham