James Michael Casey

February 12, 1943November 6, 2018

James Michael "Mike" Casey passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was born on February 12, 1943, to Mat and Dot Casey in Abilene, Texas. Mike graduated from Wylie High School in 1961. He attended McMurry College for a short time. Mike married his high school sweetheart, Jean Waldrop, on March 22, 1963. Mike worked a variety of jobs before deciding to continue in his father's footsteps as owner/operator of Southwest Vending for 45 years. Mike was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean, of 55 years; daughter Dina Longmire and husband, Steve; son Chris Casey and wife, Erin; grandchildren Casey Longmire and wife, Megan; Clayton Longmire and wife, Stephanie; Alex Carpenter and husband, Dalton; Brandon Van Ryzin and fiance, Charity Skelton; great grandson Hayes Longmire; sister Pat Griffin; sister Jean Coats and husband, Tommy; aunt Barbara Lane; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 2:00 PM, at Caps United Methodist Church, 6501 Hwy 277 South. Visitation, with light refreshments, will immediately follow the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity.


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 9, 2018

James Michael Casey

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John & Joyce Cummins

November 10, 2018

Jean -
We are deeply saddened to learn tonight of Mike's passing. He was so nice. You and your family are in our continuing thoughts and prayers. May Jesus' comfort, strength, and peace be with you.

Sam Moore

November 10, 2018

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mike . He will be truly missed and I will include him in my daily prayers.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Sam Moore

Larry Morgan

November 8, 2018

My twin brother, Harry, and I graduated with Mike at Wylie High School in 1961. We were always good friends and use to pal-around together. Jean, Dina, and Chris - You all will be in our prayers that God will give you comfort in your loss. I know that the last time I talked to Mike, he shared his personal salvation experience with Jesus Christ as his Saviour. I know that he is in a much better place in Heaven with his family and loved ones.

One day we will see you again, Mike, when we get to Heaven and gather around the Throne of God to give glory to Jesus Christ who took our sins to the Cross of Calvary to shed His blood to redeem us from our sins.

Your Friend Always,

Rev. Larry W. Morgan, Th.M.


November 8, 2018

I graduated with Mike at Wylie. He was so fun and friendly. I was so happy when Mike and Jean got together...I grew up along side Jean. We both spent our school years at Wylie and we both, along with Margie Poe, living side by side across from the school. Long commute. So many happy memories....Where have all the years fast!! Jean, I love you and wish I could be with you at this time. Please know you are in my heart!! Hope to see you in the springtime....Love, Pat

Patricia Williamson

November 8, 2018

Mike was our witness at our marriage ceremony. Doug Edins was best man. Jean was honorary best Maid of Honor. All were friends from Wylie and welcomed me to their group. Now Mike has gone to rest and I am sure he and Doug and Marion are having a fine time. I will miss the last of the 3 Musketeers. He was a good friend.
Pat Williamson (Marion Williamson)

Margie Poe

November 7, 2018

There will never be a nicer guy or sweeter friend than Mike. He was definitely “one-of -a-kind”! I don’t ever remember a time that I ever saw him without a smile on his face and a happy greeting for everyone he met. He will be missed by all of us who were privileged to call him “our friend” for all these many years.

My condolences and prayers to Jean and all his family—we know your hearts are broken. Please find peace and comfort in all yiur wonderful memories of someone so very special.

Margie Poe