James  Caswell

James Caswell

James Donald Caswell, 75, passed away May 3, 2011. Mr. Caswell was a real estate broker, builder and developer for many decades in the Gwinnett area. Mr. Caswell was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lenora Caswell in 2004 and his son, Donald Vincent Caswell in 2009. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Lynn Caswell of Gwinnett County; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Jennie Caswell of Buford, GA, his sister-in-law, Marion Richardson of Fayetteville, GA and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Caswell was an alumni of Georgia State University and a founding member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He also served as a board member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and past President of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Homebuilders Association of Georgia. He was appointed by Gov. Joe Frank Harris to serve on the Georgia Real Estate Commission in 1987 and reappointed by Gov. Zell Miller in 1992. He was the 1992 Citizen of the Year by Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, 1993 Appointee by Gov. Zell Miller to Department of Natural Resources Board of Georgia and the 1998 recipient of the Button Gwinnett Tribute awarded by the Council for Quality Growth. Mr. Caswell enjoyed golf, boating and especially spending time with his family. The family will receive friends at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home on Thursday, May 5th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. A private family funeral will be conducted at an unspecified time. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be sent to the Georgia Chapter APDA, P.O. Box 49416, Atlanta, GA 30359. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com . Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Norcross, GA 30092, (770) 448-5757.