Donald C. Casey
Buxton-Donald Clarke Casey, 77, died in his home in Buxton on Friday evening, January 29, 2016.
is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise (Holbert) Casey and his
four children: Jean-Louise (Casey) Dixon and her husband David of
Buxton; John D. Casey and his wife Kimberly of Carlsbad, CA; Michael C.
Casey and his wife Ansley of Manteo, NC; and Ellyn Clare Casey of Kill
Devil Hills, NC.
Born and raised in Johnson, Nebraska, the son
of D. Clarke Casey and Lois (Carle) Casey, he was a longtime resident
of Alexandria, Virginia until his retirement to Buxton in 2006.
Casey attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1961 with a
degree in Chemical Engineering. In 1964 he earned his Law Degree
from the University of Nebraska as well. He earned his LLM in
Patent Law from George Washington University in Washington, DC in
1966. He met his wife Louise in Lincoln where they were
married. In 1964, he joined the JAG Corps of the U.S. Army until
his honorable discharge in 1969 as a Captain. He served in the
Pentagon for his entire military career.
Mr. Casey practiced
patent law in Washington, D. C. and Alexandria, Virginia for his entire
career. He was active in local politics, serving on the
Alexandria, Virginia City Council for three terms from 1977 to
1986. He retired from private practice in 2006. He was a
member of the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church in Alexandria.
his later years Mr. Casey’s two passions were his gardening and his
grandchildren. Mr. Casey is survived by eleven
grandchildren: Jacob, Noah and Jonah Dixon of Buxton; Connor and
Nora Casey of Carlsbad, CA; Fletcher, Wallace and Bryson Casey of
Manteo, NC and Hayden Harper and Oliver and Elliott Barker of Kill
Devil Hills, NC.
He volunteered at the Graveyard of the Atlantic
Museum in Hatteras, NC. He was also active in the Cape Hatteras
Masonic Lodge 698, serving as Master of the chapter at the time of his
A memorial will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 3:00
pm at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Avon, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Hatteras
Island Youth Education Fund at PO Box 750, Avon, NC 27915.
arrangements are being handled by Gallop Funeral Services in Nags Head
and expressions of condolences are welcome at