Samuel Howard Casey, (Sam), 95, of Chapel Hill, NC, died December 22, 2012 at Hillcrest Center in Durham, NC. He was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, July 12, 1917. He was the son of Edna Hestwood Casey and Howard Zadok Casey.
Sam attended Millikin College in Decatur, Ill., the University of Illinois, and the Advanced Management School at Harvard University. After a lengthy career in the oil business, he retired as President and CEO of Commonwealth Oil and Refinery in New York and Puerto Rico.
In the 1980's, with his wife Lene, he started a new career in real estate and development in Hilton Head Island, SC and Ashe County, NC.
Sam is survived by his wife Lene Alston Casey; four daughters, Sue Olsen, Linda Waddell, Ann Durkin, and Jo Hill; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Imogene McCraw Casey; his brother John H. Casey; and his granddaughter, Samantha Schrank.