Arlis Eugene Case was born March 13, 1941, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of the late Archie Case and Eula Martin Case, and died July 4, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 67.
He was united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1982, in Highland, Ark., to Charlene Manasco.
Through hard work and determination Arlis was a college graduate, earning a degree in criminal knowledge. He was a helicopter pilot and expert in finger printing and was employed by the Aneheim Police Department in California for many years.
He was a diplomat for the International Optimist Foundation and once served as Lieutenant Governor and President. He was active in the organization of the gun shows, receiving many awards including the award for recruiting over 100 new members into the West Plains Optimist Club.
He served his country in the United States Marine Corp, serving on the USS Yorktown.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Plains.
He is survived by: his wife, Charlene Case of the home in West Plains, Mo.; one son, Rene Case of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Harley Lawson of West Plains; four brothers, Troy Case of Mammoth Spring, Harlin Case of Hardy, Ark., Orlando "Sonny" Case of Mammoth Spring and Theo Case of Independence, Mo.; one sister, Anna Bowers of Thayer, Mo.; and many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one daughter, Arlisa Case; one sister, Audrey Porter; and one brother, Roy Ray Case.
Funeral services were held July 8 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Mark Mildren officiating. Burial followed in the Hurst Cemetery near Mammoth Spring with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.