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Chris Caserta

Chris Joseph Caserta, Jr., age 65, of Clinton, Tennessee passed away on November 20, 2021 at Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Chris J. Caserta, Jr. was born to the late Chris Joseph Caserta and Dorothy Lucille (Rentschler) Caserta on July 14, 1956 in Marion, Ohio. Chris J. Caserta was an entrepreneur that owned many successful companies such as Able Label in Texas, Market Street Antiques and several H&R franchises in Tennessee. He helped build the antique district that Clinton is known for. He had a special passion for renovating homes which led him to purchasing what is formally known as the historic Eagles building and now known as the Flyingfish Lofts in downtown Marion across from the historical Marion Palace Theater. He had a vision and plan for the building to create a place for gatherings for his large Italian family, friends, and events. He loved to spend time with his five children, grandkids, siblings, nieces and nephews. He was a family man; always making it a priority to host our annual Caserta family Thanksgiving. He enjoyed cruising around in his convertible Corvette. He was a collector of antiques of all kinds; especially clocks. Chris is survived by his children: Brett A. (Heather) Caserta, Marion, Ohio; Laura M. Caserta of Moore, Oklahoma; Kimberly A. (Paul) Smith of Crosby, Texas; Kristyn E. Caserta (Pratish Shetty) of Framingham, Massachusetts; and Chris J. (Miranda) Caserta, III of (Colorado), ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Chris is also survived by his siblings: Christine (Dave) Bond, Fort Myers, Florida; Doris (Steve) Schwartz, Marion, Ohio; and Doreen (Jay) Mooney, Belton, Missouri, and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He is also leaving behind his companion Charlie, a daschund, and two cats named Sherlock and Maple. Preceding Chris in death were his grandparents, parents, and many aunts and uncles. Special thanks to Tennnova Turkey Creek Medical Center staff, doctors, and nurses; especially nurses Ian, Everett, Chris, Kim, and Kay who shared such exceptional care, kindness, and compassion. In Chris’ final hours, PA Kim mentioned that never in her nursing career, had she seen such love of a family in one room. Also, special thanks to Jones Mortuary for all their help and support during this time.Services will be held at Jones Mortuary, 375 N Main St, Clinton, TN 37716 at 3pm-5pm from November 23, 2021, followed by a Celebration of Life at 5pm. Jones Mortuary will be live streaming the service on our Facebook Page beginning at 5pm ET. Condolences can be sent to www.jonesmortuaryllc.com. Memorials can be referred to Forever Families https://www.foreverfamilies.com in memory of Chris J. Caserta, Jr.

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I met Chris two years ago at H&R Block; he did my taxes. I was looking forward to seeing him again this tax season, much to my disappointment I learned of his passing. During the two times I sat with Chris, it was clear he was a very special person. Kind and gentle, without judgment. I am sorry I won't be seeing him again. God bless and comfort his family.

Michele Mar 10 2022 9:20 PM

I can't handle this. I miss you every minute of every day. I can't sleep, eat or even breath at times. You were the best man to ever walk this planet. (Aside from Jesus of course) You have always been a man of integrity even if it weren't popular. You were honest, smart, funny, kind, compassionate, dependable, strong, handsome. You never let me down. I just want to pick up the phone and hear your voice. I tried on Thanksgiving not even thinking. My hero and the only man I have ever trusted. Thank.you for raising me. Thank.you for walking me down the isle. Thank you for teaching me how to take care of my colicky baby. Thank you for always picking up the phone any time I'd call. Thank you for all the advice you've given to me. Thank you most of all for being the best Dad I could have ever asked for. I'm blessed because you're my Daddy and my friend. I want to hear your laugh and see your smile I want to hear you say, "hello Laura meeeshel (michelle) or "ok bye" and it would be music to my sould to hear you say "I love you daughter" I miss you Daddy.

Laura Caserta Nov 29 2021 2:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Chris Caserta

Peggy Schwarz Nov 27 2021 3:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Chris Caserta

Diana Miller Nov 26 2021 6:15 PM

I worked with Chris at Able Label in Houston many years ago. He was very kind and very passionate about his work.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends❤

Pamela Shaw Nov 24 2021 3:36 PM

An extremely kind and intelligent man. He will be remembered for his generosity.

Sharon Enos Nov 24 2021 3:02 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Ann Hord. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Chris Caserta.

Ann Hord Nov 23 2021 9:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Chris Caserta

Carol Hodge (from H&R Block) Nov 23 2021 3:50 PM

Doris, Steve and family— We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our heart and prayers. We are here for you ❤️

Karen and Mark Freyhof Nov 23 2021 1:15 PM

We want to send our condolences to the family. Chris will be missed and in our hearts forever. God Bless.

John and Nancy Lord Nov 23 2021 9:44 AM

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