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Ernest Joel Cassidy, 90, of Marietta passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Marietta with the Rev. Hayward Bass officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Cassidy was born in Fair Oaks and raised in Thomasville, Georgia. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Philippine Islands from 1945-1947. He moved back to Marietta in 1952 to work at Lockheed Martin where he retired as a Manufacturing Planner. He was a longtime member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Marietta where he also taught Bible Study for many years. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Doris Tryan Cassidy of Marietta; two daughters, Peggy Wilson and her husband, Randy of Nicholson, Georgia, Nancy Cassidy of Mableton, Georgia; one son, Richard Cassidy of Cartersville, Georgia, one sister, Dorothy Gibson of Thomasville, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Judi Cassidy of Abbeville, Alabama; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by daughter, Patricia Leavell; son, E. Fred Cassidy; and brother, Tom Cassidy. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in loving memory of Ernest to Shady Grove Baptist Church, 1654 Bells Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30066. Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, Marietta
Published on September 18, 2017
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