OBITUARY

Burt Richard Caffey

December 17, 1926September 14, 2019

Burt Richard Caffey, 92, left Saturday, September 14, for the land we can only imagine. He was born December 17, 1926 at home in Jones County on a cotton farm. He was one of fourteen children born to the late Hyram Turner and Lille Pearl (McNab) Caffey. Burt attended school at the Truby school house leaving early to work the family farm. In 1946 he joined the Army Air Corps of the U.S. Military. After the military he settled in Abilene working in the glass business until 1967. He then joined the sales team at Mayfield Paper Company retiring in 2006. He loved the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and he especially loved his hats! He enjoyed spending time with his very large family.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers Byrum M. and Melvin Aubrey of Jones County, Haskell (H.T.) Caffey of Seagraves, TX, and Carl (C.B.) Caffey, Hyram, and George Caffey all of Abilene, TX; sisters Thelma Womack of Truby, Ava Lee Mize of Anson, and Pauline Sosebee of Abilene; his grandson Dylan Joy of Abilene.

Surviving relatives are brothers Talmadge and Curtis Caffey, both of Abilene; sisters Lou Alice DeAlba of Abilene, and Patsy Bledsoe of Lake Livingston; his granddaughter Amelia Caffey of St. Petersburg, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Burt is also survived by his three children Dennis Caffey of Reno, Nevada, Bradley Caffey of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Debra Joy of Abilene.

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home 5701 Hwy. 277 S. Abilene, TX 79606. Graveside Services will be held 10:00 AM on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Mount Hope Cemetery at Anson, TX. Burt Caffey

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, September 17, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Dora Caffey

September 17, 2019

Burt always recognized me by the smell of my perfume and sound of my voice. He was always so sweet and kind to me and my boys. I will miss Caffey Fish Fry and Christmas with him very much. We may do a John Deere tree this year in memory of him. Peace be with you Burt. I promise to always request my fried catfish EXTRA CRISPY just for you❤

Sandra Duke

September 15, 2019

My Uncle Burt has always been such a tremendous inspiration to me and the fact that he lived his life on his terms no matter what the situation and that is what I will always cherish about him. He proved it to me that just because we have some obstacles like diabetes, which I also was diagnosed with several years ago, does not mean we have to just give up and let it ruin our lives. He never seemed to allow that to stop him from enjoying his life! I wished I could have made it to Abilene to see him and to tell him how truly awesome and inspiring he was to me and my family. I know in my spirit, that you Uncle Burt are having a joyful and happy time in Heaven today and you are having a wonderful reunion in that wonderful place you now call home! God Bless You Uncle Burt!

Evynne Caffey

September 14, 2019

Evynne Caffey

September 14, 2019

Evynne Caffey

September 14, 2019

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