Wayne Caskey Sr., 96, of Forsyth died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his
residence. A visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Friday, June 8, in
the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1:00 PM in
the funeral home with Reverend Dr. Larry L. Kackley officiating. Burial, with
military honors, will be in the Snapp Cemetery, Forsyth.
Wayne Albert Caskey was born Tuesday, June 7, 1921 in Wauseon, OH to
Lawerence and Daisy (Kling) Caskey. He attended school in Delta, OH and
after graduating high school he attended a university in New York majoring in
Architectural Engineering. In 1942 he enlisted in the U. S. Navy and became
a Navy Aviator in the South Pacific during World War II. He was honorably
discharged in 1945 with the rank of Lieutenant. He moved back to Maryland
and became a Real Estate Developer. He met Shirley Ann Harbison in
Hyattsville, MD in 1954. They were married April 13, 1956 in Fresno, CA.
They moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he became Vice President
of the E. S. Merriam & Son Mortgage Banking Co. He retired in 1974 and
became a Real Estate Developer. He and Shirley moved to Forsyth in 1992.
Wayne was a perfectionist with a dry sense of humor. He was very social,
loved to have fun and enjoyed boating, camping, gardening and anything to
do with outdoors. He especially enjoyed his Scotch, "Tidily Times
Somewhere," Seafood, playing his Jewish Harp, dancing and teasing his
family. He was a loving, giving, caring and teaching father. He was a member
of the Elks Lodge #2597, a life member of V.F.W. Post 5168, and was key
holder to the Playboy Club. He was of the Protestant Faith.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Forsyth; a son, Wayne; three
daughters, Cher Leahan of Oakland, NJ, Cindy white of Sacramento, CA,
Laurie Anderson and husband, Rick of Forsyth; twelve grandchildren and ten
He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael Caskey.
Memorials in memory of Wayne Caskey may be made to the USO,
(www.plannedgiving.uso.org) or Wounded Warriors Project,
Arrangements are under the directions of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins
Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.
Wayne Caskey, Sr.
June 7, 1921 - June 3, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home