December 14, 2018

FREDERICK HORNE CASSELS, 69, of Huntington, West Virginia, and formerly of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018, by natural causes at his residence. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 17, 1949, he was the third child of Robert Quarterman Cassels and Donata Horne Cassels. He attended Fernbank Elementary School, Druid Hills High School and Georgia Military Academy. In 1967, Fred joined the Marines and fought in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Vietnamese Campaign Medal. Fred also served in the Philippines and Iceland. After his years in the service, Fred traveled extensively throughout the United States. Fred was a kind and free-spirited man. He was an avid reader and enjoyed conversation about genealogy, philosophy and religion. He also loved listening to music, food of all varieties, walking and biking. Fred was talented in sports and loved camping outdoors “under the stars,” as he would say. Fred will be greatly missed by his family and all the many people he touched. Survivors include his mother, Donata Horne Cassels, his siblings, Donata Cassels Collier, William Louie Cassels, Robert Horne Cassels and his partner Tom Beck, and Julianne Cassels Craig and her husband Jonathan Craig; four nieces and nephews, Donata Monnin, Melanie Barford, Ian Craig and Alexander Craig; six great-nieces and-nephews, Ellery Monnin, Emory Barford, Anna Barford, Ingrid Monnin, John Monnin and Neka Barford; and first cousins, Shirley Hoskins, Lynda Kincaid and Harry Whitehead. He is the son of the late Robert Quarterman Cassels and the brother of his deceased sister, Caroline Cassels, brother-in-law of the late John Collier and the great-uncle of the late Daniel Barford. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

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