Thursday, April 15, 2010

OBITUARY: Tom Cassady

Tom Cassady
Jan. 25, 1972-April 7, 2010

Tom “Butch” Cassady was born on Jan. 25, 1972 in Socorro. After finishing high school in Tucumcari, he joined the Navy. Tom enjoyed his time in the Navy, where he worked as a Jet Engine Mechanic on F-18 jets. After leaving the Navy in 1999, Tom continued his career as an Aviation Mechanic working on helicopters for Turbomeca. Later, he returned to working on F-18 and F-135 jets in Civil Service.
When not at work, Tom loved spending time with his “girls” - Patty, Ciera, Hunter and Bryar. He was an avid duck hunter and was always on the look out for unique items to add to his dragon, kachina, knife and gun collections. Tom was also a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and competed in tournaments. After valiantly battling cancer for more than a year, Tom took his final walk home on the morning of April 7, 2010.
Tom is survived by his wife Patty, daughters Ciera, Hunter and Bryar, his mother Millie “Hanna” Bauler, his sister Jeanie Cooper and his nieces and nephews Greg Tacker, Hanna Cooper, Meghan Tacker, Jake Thissen, and Cole Knutson.
A celebration of his life took place on April 11, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, Azle, Texas.

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