TACAMO Fallen Veteran - Will Caskey, VQ-4
November 30, 1982 - January 22, 2021
Will Robert Caskey, passed away Friday, January 22 at his home in Mustang OK. He was 38.
Born in Ness City KS November 30, 1982 to Randall James and Janie (Herrick) Caskey, Will attended school in Ness City where he participated in grade school sports, little league baseball, Scouting, band, and the high school cross-country and golf team; he graduated from NCHS in 2001. He enlisted in the United States Navy in the Spring of his Senior year, and left military service in 2009. He had been employed at Field Aerospace since 2018.
Will enjoyed golfing, playing his guitar, shooting pool, and listening to music but he dearly loved hanging out with his friends. Willy knew no generational boundaries; he was comfortable around and loved his other “parents” in the Ness City community as well.
Will married Shonda (Wilburn) March 15, 2014 in Great Bend Kansas. She survives at the home with children Erick and Haley Newick. Cody Newick resides in Chepstow England.
Will is survived by one son, Randall James (RJ) Caskey of Killeen TX, father Randy Caskey (Valerie Gabel) of Rowlett TX, mother Janie Imseis (Mikhail) of Ness City KS, brother Cody Caskey of Denver CO, sister Ginger Brown (Don) and Sophie, Ginnille, and Gavin, of Wichita KS, Becca (Colby) Imseis-Kauk and Lucca of Bitney Springs CA, Julie Imseis-Losh (Eric) Timmy and Mikayla of Parker CO, aunt Nancy (Richard) Wilson of Shawnee KS, uncle Toby (Judy) Caskey and Erin Caskey Laughlin of Derby KS, other extended family and a host of friends.
He is preceded in death by grandparents Bob and Betty Caskey, Ray and Evelyn Herrick and aunt Sue Herrick.
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday January 30 OK Cremation and Funeral Home and Chapel.
Graveside service were held at Ness City Cemetery Saturday February 6. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to the charity or church of your choice or plant Memorial Trees in memory of Will Robert Caskey,
Thank you Elijah Stiner for letting TCVA know of Will's passing.
Message from Elijah:
"If anyone served with Will, they remember it. He left a lasting mark on everyone. He was a very generous guy. He always had someone living with him or crashing on his couch. He was a very bright tech. I remember he just seemed to have a great aptitude for avionics. He was a great golfer and we played so many rounds there on Tinker. I know so many people had great memories with him. We had fallen out of touch over the last few years but it was such a shock to hear he took his life. This makes 3 sailors I served with in the last 12 months who took their life. The night I heard about Will I was very moved and sat down to write this song. Michael Huffman and I served with Will in the same shop and Mike is a great musician. We sat down and spent a few hours working on this song in the studio and Will’s song is the result. Such a tough thing to write about but I wanted to share it. I hope this helps someone out there."
Click on the picture of Will's Song to listen.
TCVA extends its sympathy and prayer for peace to the Will Caskey's family and friends during this time of the passing.