Johnny Edward Case Sr., aka Ed & E Greenum Pullem, clocked out for the best time on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2020, at the age of 64.
Born the youngest to Floyd and Edna Case on Sept. 9, 1956. in Crescent City, Calif., his family moved to Weaverville in 1963 where Ed immediately started trouble between the girls in his third-grade class at W.E.S. (something he was prone to do throughout his school years).
In his young teens he would race motocross across the state and brought home many trophies. He enjoyed the races and times with his folks on the road. Right up to the time he bought his first hot rod after high school graduation in 1974.
Ed went to work with his best buddy Steve Austad in Sonora, Calif., to work for Tommy Martin logging. He remained in the logging industry for the rest of his life, he worked at the mill here, started with forklift in 1976 and by 1988 he could run anything the mill asked him to, inside and outside the mill. Then to Sierra Pacific in Hayfork where he ran the head rig for six years. Ed was no stranger to hard work; he was a valued employee for it.
He leaves behind his four sons, Lucas (Debbie), Joshua (Cindy), Johnny Jr. (Lela), Joey (Cassie) and his baby girl, daughter Halei; and their mother Patty Case; 12 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; his brothers Lloyd, Tom, Bill and sister Shirley. Plus many nieces and nephews, many friends, and exes. His stepmother Laverne Case and longtime companions Sandy Belmain and Cali Rowan.
His parents, Floyd and Edna Case, preceded him in death, as did his cousin Robert Case, and two young nephews.
The lord in his tender mercy came for Ed as he slept, knowing he had battled long enough.
A celebration of life is tentatively scheduled for July 2021 – we will let you know.
We feel his absence, we are comforted in knowing he struggles no more. Rest in peace Ed.