James "Jimmy" Victor Casanova
November 10, 1941 - February 14, 2020
James “Jimmy” Victor Casanova passed away on February 14, 2020 at the age of 78 years after a long and valiant battle with multiple medical issues. He battled each illness with the same determination that he lived his life.
He was born in New Orleans on November 10, 1941 to Bennie and Louella Casanova who preceded him in death.
James joined the United States Navy where he served his country from 1960-1964 aboard the USS Shelton. He worked in the finance business for 40 years, founded and was part owner of Bogalusa Credit.
Every spare minute was spent fishing with family and friends along with watching his LSU Tigers. He was a long time member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School, served as a deacon and church treasurer.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years Jacklyn Casanova and his three children. Todd Casanova (Nancy) of Tuscaloosa, AL, Karen Guzzardo (Darrin) of Bush, LA, and Jennifer Jenkins (Shad) of Franklinton, LA; six grandchildren Nicholas Casanova (Brittany), Kaitlyn and Caleb Guzzardo, and Baleigh, Hayden and Nathan Jenkins.
The service to celebrate James’ life will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Superior Avenue Baptist Church with visitation starting at 9:00 am and continuing until the service at 11:00 am. Rev. Clay Norwood will officiate the service with internment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery. His arrangements have been entrusted to Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home in Bogalusa, LA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the “Building Fund” of Superior Avenue Baptist Church, 439 Superior Avenue, Bogalusa, La. 70427.