David Ray Cassel

    Birth Date: 01/18/1948
    Deceased Date: 08/10/2022

    David Ray Cassel, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at The SECU Hospice house in Smithfield. He was born in Rutland, VT to the late James and Doris Cassel.

    At a young age, David developed an interest in playing the organ. He would attempt to play the organ at his aunt’s home that belonged to her late mother. David also would watch the organist at the church his family attended as she played. He developed the talent to play by ear that God gave to him. David taught himself by watching people play the organs and pianos, as well as listening to gospel records, tapes, and CDs, and buying gospel song books. David used his God given talent to play organs in many churches across America. He played the organ for many years at his home church, Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Kenly, NC.

    David joined the Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was an amazing man of God that set an extraordinary example for all who knew him. David served JESUS to the fullest of his ability. He was one in a million; Always the same kind hearted man every time anyone saw him. David was a pillar of unconditional Christian love, faith, and unyielding strength through all the storms of life he faced.

    David and Janice met and married and became a perfect match, sharing each other’s trials and making precious memories.

    A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Kenly.

    The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM, just prior to the service. Burial will follow at the New Jerusalem Church Cemetery.

    In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by his siblings, Russel Cassel, Jerry Cassel, and Lorraine Cassel.

    David is survived by his wife, Janice Cassell of Smithfield; his church family at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, and many friends.

    David will be truly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family at Parrishfh.com.

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