Jack Casey was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1913. He is the son of Mr. Thomas Arthur Casey and Mrs. Belle Huguley Casey. He attended his earliest year of church school in Keene, boarding with his grandparents. When he was in the second or third grade, his family moved to Washington D.C., where his pharmacist father went into a cookie business. When the Depression hit in the early 1930s, the cookie business faltered, and the family moved back to Fort Worth where Jack’s father went into the butcher saw business, selling and servicing saws to butcher shops throughout Texas and adjacent states. Jack spent long hours on the road working for his Dad delivering the saws.
In 1942, Jack entered the military and was stationed in northern Texas at a military hospital. There he learned to be a lab and x-ray technician. He met Beulah Parks, serving in The Women's Army Corps, during his service time. They married after completing their time in the military and moved to Santa Ana, California, where Jack became certified as an x-ray technician. He worked in that field for physicians until he retired in 1980, but he then continued to work part-time for several additional years as a repairman of medical equipment. His wife, Beulah, passed away in 2003, and Jack ultimately moved to Salt Lake City to be near relatives. He passed away in October 2014, at the age of 101.
Although he was never a student at the academy or college in Keene, Jack always had fond memories of living in the area, as his grandparents on both sides of the family were early residents of Keene, and his mother lived there for many years. For this reason he wished to establish a scholarship fund to assist students at Southwestern Adventist University.
Scholarship award requirements
This scholarship is awarded to students at the discretion of Southwestern Adventist University. Students who receive these funds will be designated as T.A. "Jack" Casey Scholars.