OBITUARY

Jack Verlon Casey

December 16, 1935April 18, 2014
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Jack Verlon Casey, 78 of Amarillo passed away April 18, 2014. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Lifeway Fellowship, 3315 Hancock with Rev. Randy Davis officiating. Arrangements are by Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors. Jack Verlon Casey was born December 16, 1935 in Amarillo to Ira Casey and Evelyn Casey York. He died Friday, April 18, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Jack was an exceptional athlete and local hot rodder in his high school days before joining the U.S. Marine Corp in 1955. A TRUE Mustang he achieved the rank of Captain during his 22 ½ year career. He earned the Bronze Star during his tour in Viet Nam. After his military career he retired in Oceanside, California. In 1995 he returned to Amarillo. He was most recently a historian and volunteer at English Field and Texas Air and Space Museum. Jack was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend and he will be greatly missed. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and sons, Shawn Timothy Casey and Jay Christopher Casey. Jack is survived by his wife, Bobbie Casey of Amarillo; sons, Rebb Casey and wife Judy of Fallbrook, California and Tommy Casey and wife Pattie of Amarillo; daughters, Robin Casey of Oceanside, California and Theresa Lantz and husband Paul of Oceanside, California; brothers, Marshall and Tommy York; sisters, Jeannette Angel, Kathleen Wade, Diana Casey, Cheryl Osburn and Annette Musto; grandsons, Justin Casey, Austin Casey, Timmy Casey, Casey Turner, Tyler Casey and Ethan Lantz; also by his great-grandson, Micah Casey. The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials be sent to the VA Hospital, Amarillo, Texas. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the entire staff of Hospice Care of the Southwest for their devoted care and love for Jack while he was in their care.

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  • Memorial Service Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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May 3, 2017

Jack was the LEADER we all aspire to be.
Gunny Stan Spangle, High Point, N.C.

David Eckelbarger

May 2, 2017

lance corpral david eckelbarger was proud to serve under jv casey nick name was baby face

May 9, 2014

Jack Casey IS everything that a Marine aspires to be -- what more can be said. I very much look forward to serving with him once again when I join the ranks in heaven of those who have gone before me. Semper Fi, and thank you for man you are.
Bill Nullmeyer

OLIVER BREEDEN

May 5, 2014

Captain Jack, I had never met you until you graced my house with your presence during a reunion for A Company at Quantico. I had left Vietnam before you arrived to take charge. I knew when I did meet you, it was easy to see how you were made captain from being a mustang. I had served with a number of mustangs and every one remember how it was to be an enlisted man and they and you took very good care of your men. i AM SO VERY GLAD AND HONORED TO HAVE BEEN MADE A MEMBER OF A GROUP OF DEDICATED MARINE SERVICEMEN. I want to now ask God to please watch over those loved ones you left here and you are now waiting for them and all I can say is SEMPER FI MARINE. SGT OLIVER LEO BREEDEN JR.

Condy Jones

May 5, 2014

Our respect for Captain Jack was enormous and his selflessness for the men in his company was endless. He guided and protected us in everything he did in Nam and we will miss him beyond what words could express. We will continue to keep Alpha A Co. flying, as we have promised. We will "Maintain", Captain. We are all here for you, Bonnie. Semper Fi, Condy and Gloria Jones

Dan Streeter

April 27, 2014

My condolences to all his Family and Friends.I will miss our breakfasts in Oceanside when he came to visit family. He was my Captain in Nam, I've looked up to him and respected him for many years. " I will miss you Capt. Jack"

John Kupstas

April 27, 2014

Captain Jack Casey was my Commanding Officer at the end of my tour in country. I was very fortunate to have served under his command, he was a proud Marine who always got the mission accomplished. I will certainly miss our conversations we shared on birthdays.
May you rest in peace.

Stanley Spangle

April 26, 2014

I am so very glad that I got to meet and know Capt. Jack, at the reunion last year.
I consider it a great honor to have served in the same Unit with him. Semper Fi.
Gunny Stan Spangle, Ret.

April 23, 2014

Capt Jack was agreat man and leader.Because of his hard work I was united with the Marines that I served with in Nam.I will miss you Capt.
Semper Fi
Ron and Yaeko Kapchus

Stan Crump

April 22, 2014

I only wish I'd have known him better. Respect!