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Donnie L Case, age 71, of Matthews departed this life on Thursday June 25, 2015 shortly after noon at Presbyterian Medical Center of Charlotte; attended by 15 close family, following a 10 year battle with cancer. Donnie was born in Toppenish, Washington on January 15th 1944. He was the first child of Paul and Goldie Case.
Donnie moved to Charlotte in June 1953 with his parents and brother, Wayne, so his father could join the family piano business, Case Bros. Piano Company of Charlotte. Donnie graduated from Garinger High School in 1963. Immediately following high school, Donnie served 7 years in the Army National Guard Artillery operating 175 Howitzers. Donnie went on to serve 12 years on the Charlotte Police Department. Donnie is best known throughout the Charlotte area for his 52 years in the family piano business as a master certified piano tuner/technician.
He was a very active member in the Providence Baptist church community for many years. Donnie will be remembered for his dedication to helping people, his commitment to family, love of life and his easy going personality. Donnie could often be found at the lake on weekends with family or in his garage tending to his automobiles.
Donnie was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in early 2005 before a long ten year battle with the disease. Special thanks to the Providence Baptist community for their care and support through his struggle with cancer.
Donnie is survived by his beloved wife Sylvia and his brother Wayne, son Aaron, daughters Tara, Lilli, Chelsea, Gaelyn and Kelly, as well as 14 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Providence Baptist Church 4921 Randolph Rd, Charlotte NC 28211 at 11 in the morning Monday June 29th, 2015. Condolences can be provided directly to Providence Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be provide to Providence Baptist music fund or the Multiple Myeloma Foundation in the name Donnie Case.
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte is assisting the Case family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Ann Mudge says
Dear Donna and Wayne,
What a wonderful tribute to Donnie I read in the Observer.
Please know that in the days to come I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort. Ann Mudge
Hazel Gatewood says
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Case’s death. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm in every good deed and word. -2 Thess. 2:16,17
Andrew and Thao Allen says
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.
SKIP HELLE says
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF DONNIE PASSING. WE HAD A LOT OF FUN IN OUR YOUNGER DAYS. MY CELICA WAS STILL FASTER THEN HIS SPORTS CAR. BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL
Doug Dellinger says
Remember you well.
Brian L. Stickley says
I remember learning from Donnie as I was on the way to fulfilling a dream of becoming a Charlotte Police Officer. As a teenager in the Explorer Program, we learned from many officers, Donnie was a good one. Go rest high on that mountain my friend. To the Case family, thanks for letting us have him for these years.
Charlie Fisher says
Donnie and I rode together several times. He was a great guy to ride and work with, I know he will be missed.My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Emily Wanek says
Its been 6 years and now I’m in college, I found this because I am writing a paper on a great leader in my life. Poppy I will love you forever and always. -Emily