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Jack Case

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at First United Methodist Church for Jack Case of Artesia.

Case, 91, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Pastor Monty Leavell will officiate the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Guy, Reggie Guy, Graham Guy, Chris Kuykendall, Mike Anderson and Chuck Wagner. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Case and the CVE Board of Directors and employees.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Jack was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Okmulgee, Okla., the son of Willie and Susie Lee (Doyle) Case.

On Jan. 21, 1947, he married Doris Moore, and the couple came to Artesia in 1949 from Oklahoma.

Jack was co-owner of I&W Oil Service and a member of First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Lion’s Club, Roping Club, and the Men’s Golf Association. He played baseball for the Chicago Cubs’ farm team, the Seminole Oilers, and basketball with an independent team in Oklahoma. He also played REA basketball, baseball and softball in Artesia in the 1950s and 1960s.

Jack was known for his Loco Hills Little League teams and umpired Little League after he stopped coaching. He was an avid horseman and served on the CVE Board of Directors for 39 years. Jack loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Case, of Artesia; daughter Debbie Guy and husband Eddie; brother Wally Case of Lodi, Calif.; grandchildren Eric Case, Dani Kuykendall and husband Chris, Reggie Guy and wife Staci, and Graham Guy and wife Kindra; and great-grandchildren Jackson Guy, Mollie Guy, Gracen Kuykendall, Daegan Kuykendall, Joleigh Guy and Darla Guy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons Jack Case Jr. and Eric Neal Case; brothers Bill Case, Walt Case and Ted Case; and sister Juliaun Cash.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1492, Artesia, N.M., 88211-1492; the Muscogee Creek Nation, P.O. Box 580, Okmulgee, OK, 74447; or the Muscogee Creek Nation Scholarship Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.