Rev. James Earl Cassell, age 84, of Honaker, Virginia, passed away Friday (March 8, 2019) in a Lebanon, Virginia hospital. Born October 28, 1934 in Honaker, Virginia, he was a son of the late Charlie and Sallie Gibson Cassell. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a graduate of Honaker High School. An ordained minister with the Church of God, he had pastored several area churches and had a radio broadcast “Revival Time Ministries” until his health declined. He was a retired law enforcement officer with over twenty years of service working for the Town of Lebanon and the Russell County Sheriff’s Office.
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In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Bradley Scott Cassell and Charles Allen Cassell.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-three years, Joann Cassell; one grandson, Brandon Cassell and wife, Courtney; one great-granddaughter, Annabelle Cassell; and one sister, Shelby Jean Blankenship.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 PM Sunday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Brandon Cassell and Rev. Monte Elswick officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday at Ketron Memorial Gardens in Lebanon, Virginia. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 AM to go in procession.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6:00 PM Sunday.