Carl Woodrow “Woodie” Casey passed from this life at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Ok. on July 18, 2019 at the age of 74 years and one week.
Woodie was born in Hominy and lived his whole life there, excluding his years of service in the Army, from October 1965 to October 1967. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Judy (Wiley) Casey, son Carl David Casey, Grandsons David Blake Casey and Caleb Ray Smith, Granddaughter Stella Marie Casey and his Aunt Pauline Johnson.
Woodie was preceded in death by his father Carl Edward Casey, mother Beatrice May (Potter) Davis, brother Donald Lee Potter, his maternal grandparents Stella May (Brodie) Ramsey and Awl Potter and his paternal grandparents Robert Wade and Dora Casey.
He and his wife of 51 years, Judy started dating just before he entered the service. They conducted a large part of their courtship through letters and were married upon his return from service on November 4, 1967. One son Carl David was born to this union.
Woodie’s first job after he returned home from the service was as a Hominy Policeman. He laughed and said he didn’t like it when he had to arrest his family and friends! He worked at several jobs over the years, including Leggett and Platt in Hominy and Sequoia Mills in Pawhuska. While working there, he was called back to active duty to go to New York/Canadian border to train high ranking officers on how to operate the big guns, as part of his duties in Fort Carson was heavy artillery and special weapons, Military Police and drill Sergeant. Woodie qualified as expert rifleman coming in fourth in his battalion. He later started driving the school bus for Hominy Schools and the kids loved him; well most of them, as there were a few that got kicked off the bus for different shenanigans. He later went to the janitorial/maintenance department at Hominy Schools. He worked there until the new bank was built and Bank President Tom Wright wooed him away. He worked as the bank maintenance man until his retirement.
Woodie had a love of the outdoors and was never one to sit in the house. He loved to fish, hunt, play golf and tell stories, and he usually added a little embellishment, just to keep things interesting. He used to always say “Nobody wants to hear the truth, it’s too boring!”
He loved to buy, sell and trade guns, boats, cars and you name it, if he thought he could make a profit. However, he would be the first to tell, that was not always the case. Numerous times when Judy was working at Munsingwear, she would have to wait until the parking lot cleared at the end of the day so she would know what she was driving.
Woodie loved his family dearly, He called David every day, as he worried about him working on the lease by himself. He was extremely proud of the grandkids.
Your family that loves you and misses you terribly does not wish you to go rest in Peace, but to go enjoy all that Heave has to offer. Hunt those quail, catch those fish and play a round of golf. You have earned it.