Friday, April 8, 2022

Obituary - Robin Howard Caskey

Robin Howard Caskey, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2022 at his home in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton with visitation from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service. Burial with military honors to follow in Drakes Chapel Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions can be made to Marine Corp Toys for Tots program and can be left in care of the funeral home.

Robin Howard Caskey was born on March 25, 1958 to Leon and Shirley (Chapman) Caskey and died in his home in Clinton, Missouri on April 4, 2022. He grew up in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1976. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He was stationed all over the world during his active duty. Following his discharge, he remained in the active reserves and was recalled to active duty to serve in the Gulf War. He received many honors during his military service. He was a Marine through and through, and service to his country was very important to him. He was also an active participate in the Marine’s Toys for Tots program.

Rob continued his education as an adult, receiving both a Bachelor’s of Art and Master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. For several years, he owned and operated Caskey Seamless Guttering with his brother Ron. In 2010, he formed New Wings Wildlife Art and began sculpting life-sized, life-like wooden birds, with his primary interest being larger raptors. He had an amazing artistic talent and spent countless hours in his wood shop. Rob was an avid hunter and fisherman, often hunting with his son and his father.

He accepted Christ as a young child and was a member of the Allen Street Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother (Shirley Caskey) and his brother (Ron Caskey). He is survived by his son Steven Caskey, his daughter Heather Willcockson, his granddaughters Alyssa, Amber and Paisley, his father Leon, his brother Randal, his sister Teresa Locke (Darin), one nephew, and two nieces.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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