Charles Edward O’Bannion | 1934-2018

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Charles Edward O’Bannion

Charles “Casey” Edward O’Bannion, 83, of Decatur, died Sunday Feb. 4, 2018, in Decatur.

Casey donated his body to research at UT Southwestern. An Irish wake was held Feb. 5.

Casey was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Ellis County to Floyd and Hope (Causey) O’Bannion. He married Betty McConnell. He was a farmer. He worked in construction and home repair.

Casey was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sister Martha Lou O’Bannion; and great-grandson Riley Hensley.

He is survived by his daughters, Gail Matthews of Decatur and Cindy and Michael Joseph of Powderly; sons Charles and Andrea O’Bannion of Monterey, Calif., Michael and Michele O’Bannion of Valley View and Patrick O’Bannion of Cabot, Ark.; sisters Mary Spradlin of Tyler and Polly McKinley of Conroe; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may by made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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