ASHLAND Gerald Leroy Caskey, 81, of Ashland passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Crystal Care Center in Ashland.
He was born January 4, 1934 in Chester Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio the son of Gerald Dale and Hilda Albertha Shira Caskey.
He retired from Rubbermaid after many years and was a life-long carpenter. He was a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Wooster. Gerald enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and farming.
He is survived by his children, Deb (Gary) Neuhaus of Jeromesville, Majel (Arlinda) Brasil of Lemoore, Calif., Kim (Rick) Owen of Rockmart, Georgia, Warren (Heidi) Caskey of Orrville, Cheryl Barr of Ashland, Brian Caskey of Loudonville, Becky (Mike) McCormick of Wooster and Rosey (Wes) Rhees of Loudonville; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and his close companion, Mary Witmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 3-5:00 p.m.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace Brethren Church, 4599 Burbank Rd., Wooster with Pastor Steve Kern officiating. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday in the Ashland Cemetery.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Grace Brethren Church.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Grace Brethren Church, 4599 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace Brethren Church, 4599 Burbank Road, Wooster
Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 3-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home