Mr. Joel Braxton “JB” Cassada Jr. passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at the age of 71.

Born in Pittsylvania County on Sept. 30, 1949, he was the son of Josephine Jones Cassada and the late Joel B. Cassada, Sr.

JB was a devoted volunteer with the ARC (aka Helping Hands) of Halifax for 25 years, serving as president for 20 years and occasionally as Santa Claus. He loved working with the Association for Retarded Citizens. He was a collector and jack-of-all trades and a great helper to everyone. He loved to cook and always had a pet companion.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Davidson (Mark); step-daughter, Christal Woicikowfski (Walt); sister, Patricia C. Jackson; brothers, Tommy Cassada (Robin) and Danny Cassada (Tammy); granddaughter, Emily Winberg; step grandsons, Andrew Davidson, Cole Davidson, Brad Woicikowfski and Christian Woicikowfski; four step great grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and wonderful neighbors, Billy and Ann Wilkerson.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Nelson King and a step-daughter, Dee Dee King.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Red House Presbyterian Church, Semora, North Carolina. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Interment will be in the Red House Presbyterian Church Cemetery, in Semora, North Carolina.

The family requests those wishing to give a memorial consider Red House Presbyterian Church, 13409 N.C. Highway 119 North, Semora, North Carolina, 27343.

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The family is being served by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services, South Boston.