James Elmo Casey was known as a cheerful man.
Casey, a native of the Mount Eden area, died Thursday in Whitley County less than two months after his 102nd birthday party.
“He was always cheerful,” said his grandson Barry Casey of Mercer County.
Barry Casey said he remembers his grandfather as always joking around and pulling tricks on the children. He and his brothers and sister, Lyndon Casey, Jeffrey Casey and Sibyl Stricklin, would spend time on the farm near Mount Eden where their grandfather was a lifetime farmer.