Ward Roland Case Jr.Ward Roland Case Jr. was born on October 31, 1918 in Jamestown, Tennessee. He passed from this life on March 23, 2012 in College Station, Texas after a brief illness at the age of 93. Roland was a faithful believer in Jesus and was a member of several Christian congregations during his life including the Jamestown church of Christ in Jamestown, Tennessee, Collegeside church of Christ in Cookeville, Tennessee, Southwest Central church of Christ in Houston, Texas, and the A&M church of Christ in College Station, Texas. Roland was the youngest of four children born to Ward Roland Case and Mary Jane "Mollie" Albertson. He attended the public schools in Fentress County and graduated from York Agricultural Institute in the spring of 1935, receiving his diploma from World War I hero Sgt. Alvin C. York, whom he would later represent in his law practice. He attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (Tennessee Tech) in Cookeville, TN and Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree in 1940. Roland passed the Tennessee State Bar Examination and was admitted to practice law in all of the Courts of Tennessee on March 20, 1940. He was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Middle Tennessee and before the United States Supreme Court.Roland met Sarah Helen Whitefield in the fall of 1938 when he was attending Cumberland Law School. They were married on July 26, 1940 in Lebanon, TN. They established homes in Jamestown, Camden, and Paris, Tennessee while Roland was working for the TVA. He entered military service in the US Army on December 16, 1942, departed the United States on December 5, 1943 and served in the European Theater of Operations in England, France, Belgium and Germany. He was a staff sergeant in the 895th signal company which was attached to the 9th air force and served as the message center chief. At the end of the war, he returned to the United States on September 9, 1945 and was discharged from the Army on November 3, 1945.Roland and Sarah re-established their home in Jamestown following the war and he practiced law in association with his father until his father passed away in 1947. Soon thereafter he formed a partnership with Robert F. Turner under the firm name of Turner and Case, Attorneys, and continued the practice of law in Jamestown until February 1, 1957. Roland was active in the Fentress County community and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Union Bank in Jamestown. Roland and Sarah had two children. Ward Roland Case III was born on February 3, 1954 and John Howard Case was born on December 9, 1955. In 1957, the family moved to Houston, Texas when Roland accepted a position with Magnet Cove Barium Corporation (Magcobar), a subsidiary or Dresser Industries, Inc. He held various positions with Magcobar and Dresser beginning with Legal Counsel for Magcobar. The positions involved extensive foreign travel in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Far East and Australia. He retired at the end of 1978 in the position of President, Minerals and Manufacturing Group. Roland and Sarah made their home in Texas for 30 years before returning to Jamestown, Tennessee in 1987 and establishing a home on Glenoby Road. They also established a home in College Station, Texas in 1999. Sarah Helen preceded Roland in death on July 2, 2003 after 62 years of marriage. Roland is survived by two sons, Ward Roland Case III and his wife Kathy of Sugar Land, Texas and John Howard Case and his wife Laura of College Station, Texas. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Tricia Ann Case of Sugar Land, Texas, Kimberly Joyce Patterson and husband Josh of Cedar Hill, Texas, Angela Joy Hindman and husband Jason of College Station, Texas, David John Case and wife Ronica of Temple, Texas, Sarah Elisabeth Case of College Station, Texas and Stephen Paul Case of College Station, Texas and great grandchildren Helen, Jadyn, Isaac, Sam, Ben, Carabelle, Hope, and Asher. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Mary Jo Whitefield of Franklin, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Eblen Case, and two sisters, Doris Case Masengill and Edith Case Stone. A memorial service will be held at the A&M church of Christ chapel in College Station, Texas at 2 PM on Sunday May 25, 2012. Burial will follow a graveside service at 11AM on Saturday March 31, 2012 in the family plot at Bethlehem Cemetery at Tuckers Cross Roads, Tennessee. Arrangements are by Partlow Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tennessee. Memorials may be made to the A&M church of Christ Building Fund. He is now "away from the body and at home with the Lord." 2 Cor. 5:7b.