Y-12 honors past plant manager and building’s namesake, Jack Case
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:50pm
Family members of former Y-12 Plant Manager Jack Case (1967-1982) recently stopped by the Jack Case Center at Y-12 to check out a new display of a few of his items, some donated by them and others brought out of the Y-12 historical archives. Brothers Larry and Patrick, along with sister Linda Fellers, donated the artifacts and some valuable historic information about their father to help the keepers of Y-12’s history share the legacy of the building’s namesake.
Artifacts of Case’s include his retirement certificate, his pen set and his umbrella from his office in the old administration building 9704-2, and a bust of Case that was a birthday present from the wife of a long-time co-worker.
Check out the history of Jack Case and his architectural namesake here.
About the photo: Jack Case’s granddaughter Michelle Hurst points out to her mother Linda Fellers and uncle Patrick Case that the artist who created the bust of her grandfather “pretty well nailed it on the likeness.” The family loaned a number of Case’s personal articles, including the bust given to him as a birthday present by a friend’s wife who was a ceramics artist.