William E. Bill Casebourn was born on July 10, 1925 to Rachel Young Casebourn and Ralph Casebourn in Neodesha, Kansas. He received his education in the Neodesha school system, and graduated high school there. He also worked as a janitor at the high school during his high school years.
After graduation he enlisted into the U S Army and was sent too many locations around the United States for training before going overseas. He served in the Pacific, Okinawa, and Korea during World War II.
After the war, he came back to Neodesha and worked at various jobs and attended college for a while in Independence. He then started his employment at Neodesha Standard Refinery in 1948, working in the lab for 22 years until the refinery closed. He lived in Independence for many years while he worked at the refinery. He then moved to Coffeyville in the early 1970s and obtained his realtors license and sold real estate for a period of time. He then started working for Funk Manufacturing in Coffeyville and worked there for about 10 years until he retired. While working for Funks he also obtained his brokers license and continued in real estate part time.
Bill returned to Neodesha in the mid 1980s and has lived there until his death. He died in Bartlesville on June 28, 2014.
Bill loved to visit with people about anything and everything about the past and current. He had a great ability to remember all the history of everything way back through the years, family history and all history in general. He was a man of great knowledge, and a person could learn a lot by listening to him. He loved to go out to eat most days. His favorite was pot roast. He could also do some good cooking at home. He loved to travel around the area and go to different towns to where he knows the best place to eat at. He liked to watch sports, news and religious shows on TV. He liked to listen to the Open Line radio show each morning on Coffeyville AM 690. He loved talking on the phone a lot. He liked listening to country swing Bob Wills type music, also other varieties of older music and gospel. He loved watching re runs of the Lawrence Welk Show and watching travel shows from all around the world. Bill was a big fan of the Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs and of Kansas State Football. Bill and his son loved going to the Royals games and Coffeyville Red Raven football games together for many years. Bill loved spending time with his family, and his family has been blessed and grateful for all their great times and years with him.
Bill was a strong believer in the Lord and has been baptized. Bill was a loving, kind, caring and patient father to his son, Glenn. And Glenn knows he was blessed to have such a great Dad, and will miss his Dad very much. Everyone that knew him will miss him.
The survivors are son, Glenn of Copan, Oklahoma mother of his son and best friend, Kathryn Phillips Casebourn of Copan, Oklahoma brother, Lyle of Lafayette, Indiana nieces include, Letitia, Megan, Mary and Rachel nephews include, Charles, John, David and Kenneth special cousins, Sharon Thornton Lindstorm and Dana Aitken. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel, father, Ralph brothers, Ray Casbourn and Alan Casbourn special aunt, Ruby Casebourn Murphy and many other aunts, uncles, and other relatives and many great old friends.