MAYSVILLE -- Omar Case Jr., 82, a businessman and civic leader whose interests and contributions included the revitalization of downtown Maysville, the restoration of the Russell Theatre and the First Christian Church, died Tuesday at his home on Glenn Drive in Washington.
Mr. Case was born in Maysville on Feb. 12, 1928, a son of the late Omar and Laura Case. He had four brothers and two sisters.
Omar Case started his 55-year career with Hunsicker/McCarthy Clothiers and later worked for and managed the Geo. H. Frank Men's Clothing Store in downtown Maysville. He opened his own business in April of 1968, and retired after suffering a stroke in December of 2000.
And Case was not alone in his efforts to grow the business. His wife, Elsie, served as a tailor and seamstress as well as business partner for many years, and later he was joined by children and grandchildren.
An army veteran of World War II, Mr. Case was a member of the VFW. He also held membership at the Moose Lodge and the Dekalb Lodge. He was named a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elsie Crawford Case; a son, David Case and his wife, Diana of Maysville; and a daughter, Charlotte Case Lundergan and her husband, Jerry of Lexington. He is also survived by seven granddaughters, Alissa Tibe, Abby Dobson, Allison Grimes, Ashley Lundergan, Amy Lundergan, Sommer Case and Carly Case; and four great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday at the First Christian Church. Rev. Steven Lesher, pastor, will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brell Funeral Home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Pallbearers will include David Case, Gene Weaver, Steve Derringer, Jerry Case, Bobby Case, Billy Case, Kevin Case and Kendall Case.
Private burial will be in the Maysville Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Road, Maysville, Ky 41056; Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital at 2050 Versailles, Lexington, Ky. 40504 or First Christian Church at 18 East Third Street in Maysville.