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Funeral service set for Case; fund set up for family

Funeral services have been scheduled for Hendersonville police Lt. Jimmy Case, who died unexpectedly Thursday after collapsing at his home, the city announced.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mud Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at the church at 1 p.m. Tuesday. A procession will follow to a private graveside service at Union Hill Holiness Baptist in Edneyville for family and emergency services personnel.

A native of Henderson County, Case was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Case Sr., a brother, Ronnie Case, and his stepfather, D.C. Banks. 

A 1981 graduate of East Henderson High School, Case volunteered for the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department from 1977 to 1984 and served at the Henderson County Sheriff's Office from 1984-1994 before he joined the Hendersonville Police Department in 1999. At the department he served as a SWAT team member, hostage negotiator, K-9 officer, motor officer and Alive@25 instructor for young drivers. He was a three time recipient of the Bill Powers Leadership Award and was a highly decorated and respected officer within the Hendersonville Police Department. 

Case loved life and making people laugh. He loved riding motorcycles, deer hunting and was never without his tobacco. A true "Mama's boy," he enjoyed many trips to Gatlinburg with his Mom and her "twisted sisters." He also loved going to amusement parks and zoos with his best friend and wife, Kris. Jimmy was loved by so many and will be missed immensely.

He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Kristin Case; his mother, Maxine Banks, two daughters, Jessica Case and Kaitlyn Cantrell and her husband Drew; grandchildren Callie and Easton; a brother, Lee Case and his wife Tonya; his father and mother-in-law, Daniel and Patricia Lepore; sisters-in-law, Sue Parsells and her husband Ross and Julie Brown and her husband Fred; his retired K-9 partner, Zoro; his furchildren Harley and Sophie; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and his extended Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line families. 

Donations may also be made at the Hendersonville Police Department. They can be dropped by during business hours to Melissa Justus in the Office of the Chief and she will get them to the family. The Hendersonville Police Department has set up a memorial area for Lt. Jimmy Case in the first-floor lobby at City Hall. Notes and items left at this memorial will be given to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at or to PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

The Hendersonville Police Department has set up a memorial area for Lt. Case in the first-floor lobby at City Hall. 

In lieu of flowers, a medical fund through PayPal has been set up for Kris Case, who has ongoing medical needs. The email address for the donation is To donate to the medical fund through Paypal:
1. Visit to sign in or create an account
2. Click on the "Send & Request" tab
3. In the box, enter
4. Click "Next"
5. A pop-up screen will then populate. Click on "Sending to a friend." You can then choose the amount to donate and leave her a note.