Chris Joseph Caserta, Jr., age 65, of Clinton

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 purchase 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 from 3 pm-5 pm, followed by a Celebration of Life at 5 pm.

Condolences can be sent to Memorials can be referred to Forever Families in memory of Chris J. Caserta, Jr. 

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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