Ronald Lee Cassell

March 05, 1953 - March 17, 2018

Ronald Cassell

Ronald Lee Cassell, known as Ronnie (or Rodney), passed away peacefully March 17, 2018, at the age of 65. 

He was born March 5, 1953, in Liberty. The day after graduating from Warren High School in 1971 he went to work for Southern Pacific (now Union Pacific) Railroad where he worked as a conductor until he retired in 1998.

In September 1974, he married the love of his life, Lynne, whom he affectionately called "Mrs. Cassell." They had forty-three wonderful years together. Their son Andy was born in 1977 and then Jenny in 1979.

He looked forward to hosting a weekly poker game on Thursday nights where he happily made supper for the guys. Usually a new recipe he found on the internet, trying to avoid onions and peppers for Charlie, of course. He also enjoyed trips to the casinos (usually with Bubba and Joe), when asked if he won, he would always reply, "Oh, a dollar or two." 

Ronnie could always be found with a good cup of coffee in hand and a smile on his face. He never met a stranger. Quick with a good story and fast to aid someone in need, he was always kind and helpful to others. He had a true Servants Heart. Ronnie always did what was right and good. He will be missed by so very many.

His pride and joy were his three grandchildren, Mia, Ford, and Claire. He was more than just a grandfather, he was their best friend. A playmate when young and biggest fan at their events later. He will forever watch over them.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne Cassell; children, Andrew Cassell and Jenny Ivey and her husband, Glenn, all of Willis; grandchildren, Mia Cassell, Ford Ivey, and Clarcie Ivey; mother, Barbara Woodall, of Whitney; siblings, John Cassell and his wife, Beverly; and Alice Duncan, all of Whitney; Lisa Barham and her husband, Paul, of Southlake; Jodie Birkland and her husband, Dwayne, of Orangefield; Joe Parker, Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Silsbee; and Lance Parker of Plano. He is preceded in death by his father; and sister, Ginger Davis.

A gathering of Ronnie’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Knupple Cemetery, Silsbee.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to PAWS Beaumont, c/o Tammy Smith, 190 Lois Lane, Vidor, Texas 77662 or Life Force “Operation Spay”, P.O. Box 12589, Beaumont, Texas 77726.

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Knupple Cemetery
Cemetery Rd. Silsbee, TX 77656

Comments (7)

  • Ruth Westfall

    21 March 2018 at 00:51 | #

    Ronnie was an incredible friend and extremely good to me. He will be missed so much!


  • Judson Hall

    20 March 2018 at 23:35 | #

    My deepest condolences to the Cassell family and everyone's life touched by Ronnie. What a great man, he'll be sorely missed. Andy and I were buddies in High School and practically lived at the Cassell house. Ronnie never knew how much influence he had on the man I ended up becoming, he was truly like a second father. May you rest in peace knowing you only brought love and kindness to this world. God bless everyone during this hard time.


  • Judy Birk Bunn

    20 March 2018 at 21:15 | #

    Praying for family and friends. Ronnie was always good to me never a bad word. God Bless.


  • Sam Griffin

    20 March 2018 at 21:14 | #

    Wizard, you were my friend. I'll miss our Facebook time. Blessings to your family.


  • Josh and Maranda Blue

    19 March 2018 at 21:03 | #

    Mr. Ronnie will be missed! He was such a nice man and the best lawn man we could ever ask for! We are so sad to hear of his passing. Sending prayers to his family.


  • Toni Miles

    19 March 2018 at 14:31 | #

    Cousin Ronnie was one of the good ones. A great guy who would do anything for you, family man, good heart. He made a difference in this world.


  • James Nagy

    18 March 2018 at 19:39 | #

    He was such a nice man, we were in same business, and i admired his hard working ethics, which he done as i will till he pasted, im still stun over the news, i didnt know he was sick. Ill miss seeing him.


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