Feb. 1957 – March 2019_x000D_
John Douglas Casey passed away Sunday 17 March 2019 at the age of 62.
Born 21 February 1957 in Merced, John lived in Stanislaus County from 6 months to 62 years. Graduating Turlock High School in 1975, John went on to travel 48 states as a truck driver in the moving industry. Meeting his first wife Monica at a CSUS college event, they married and had three children: David (Annie), Emily (Mike), and Michelle (Ben). John was also a grandfather to Isabella, 10; Wyatt, 10; Aryanna, 4; and a fourth grandchild due in May. He was loved until the end by his second wife, Dee Casey.
John was very active in his children’s lives and their extracurricular activities. He was a leader in his son’s Boy Scout Troop 21. John coached and refereed while his daughter Emily played for Turlock Tornados travelling soccer team. John was a wonderful father, husband and impacted the community in Turlock greatly in the past 60+ years. He will be missed dearly.
John was raised in an Irish family surviving childhood with seven siblings, Kaye and Doug Hanson of Hermet, CA; Jackie Crutchfueld of Turlock, CA; James and Kathy Casey of Ceres, CA; Judy and Allen Smith of Sonora, CA; Jay B Jr. and Linda Casey of Turlock, CA. John leaves his large family including his niece (little sis) Lisa Cook, CO; survived by nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many, many cousins.
Preceded in death by his father Jay B Sr., his mother Louise, and brothers Jerry Lee and Joe.
“Live long, and prosper.” – Spock
A memorial service for John will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1pm at Allen Event Center, 239 N. Broadway, Turlock.
Kelly Speckens Little saysMarch 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Jay, Monica, and his wife Dee along with all of the Casey Clan, I am so sorry about John. I pray he did not suffer. He was such a happy and good person. I hadn’t seen him in years but remember him fondly from our youth, high school, and then as an adult when I would run into him, he always had that gorgeous smile that just made you feel as though no time had passed at all.
I’m glad he found love again because he just had so much to give. I wish I had seen him with his kids because I know he had to have been an awesome dad. I remember running into Monica every now and then years ago and she would just beam with pride about what she and John were doing with the kids.
Jay, you and John were always so close growing up. It was more like you were best friends than brothers. I’m sure that never changed. He’s still with you. Your parents did a good job with all of you kids.
You know me I go on, but I had major 2 day back surgery in December and am still recovering so I won’t make it to the service. I’m going to hate missing out on the wonderful stories being told.
Again, I’m sorry for the loss of John.
My love and condolences to the family.
Kelly Speckens Little
Cindy boster saysMarch 21, 2019 at 5:53 pm
Thinking of you at this time just to let you know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers