R.K. “Roe” McCasland passed away Oct. 25, 2011, at the age of 78.

R.K. “Roe” McCasland passed away Oct. 25, 2011, at the age of 78. 

He was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Chatham, La., to Robert Wallace and Annie Davis McCasland. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in forestry from Louisiana Tech University. He was employed by the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau for 13 years and Potlatch Corporation for 28 years. Until his medical retirement he worked as Manager of the Ozan Unit in Prescott. He was known in the lumber industry as one of the best saw mill men in the South for his expertise in lumber manufacturing. He served on the SPIB Board of Governors and as past president of the Gurdon Hoo-Hoo International.  He also served in an official capacity for many other organizations. 

Those who knew him will remember his strong work ethic, commitment to God and his love and dedication to his family. 

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ramona Culbreth McCasland of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Monica Bradley and husband John of San Antonio, Texas; son, Kinson McCasland of Conway; grandsons ,Timothy Bradley of San Antonio, Texas, and Connor McCasland and Chase McCasland of Conway; sisters Mary Chloe Bransford of Ruston, La., and Eloise Salsbury of Greensburg, Ky.; nephew Donald Mack Salsbury of Brecksville, Ohio; niece Sherry Vincent of Cave City, Ky.; nephew Kyle Salsbury of Campbellsville, Ky.; and many cousins and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Honoring his wishes his cremated remains were interred in Lisbon United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lisbon, La., following a private family service. 

Donations may be made to a charity of choice.