C.T. Causey Jr.

Published 12:30 pm Thursday, May 13, 2010

C.T. Causey Jr. died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his residence. He was 73.

Born in Winnsboro, La., he was the son of C.T. Causey Sr. and Lara Reed Causey. He was a graduate of Winnsboro High School and served in the Marine Corps as a sergeant in the police company during the Korean War.

Mr. Causey had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1963 and retired as a maintenance supervisor for International Paper Company. In later years, he was a consultant for TRICO Mechanical. Mr. Causey was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

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He is survived by his wife, Lucy Carley Causey; three sons, Mike Causey of San Jose, Calif., Marty Causey and his wife, Taffie, of Clinton and Monte Ray Causey and his fiancé, Lou Ann Peters, of Vicksburg; three stepsons, Greg Carley and his wife, Joanne, Mike Carley and his wife, Shelia, and Ricky Carley, all of Vicksburg; six grandchildren, Briana Causey, Danielle Causey, Rachael Causey, Brett Causey, Crystal Herrington and Ronnie Bell; two sisters, Lorene Watson and her husband, James, of Hot Springs, Ark., and Mary Nell Helvey of Clinton, Ark.; and a brother, Ugene Causey of Ferriday, La.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Frances L. Causey.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Coax Baptist Church Cemetery in Winnsboro. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Keith Alexander, Greg Carley, James Parker, Marty Tompkins, Robert Knight and Scooter Whatley.

Honorary pallbearers will be the retired employees of International Paper Company.

Memorials may be made to charities of choice.