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Garry Caffey '66 April 5, 2024 4:01 PM updated: April 5, 2024 4:09 PM

Garry Edwin Caffey 

September 27, 1942 - March 17, 2024 

Aggie and retired electrical engineer, Garry Caffey’s love for life and family didn’t come to an end with his death. Garry passed away on March 17, 2024, at the age of 81 after suffering from the gradual progression of Parkinson’s over the last few years. He was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.

Garry was born to Grady and Lavern Caffey in Orange, Texas on September 27, 1942, but spent the majority of his younger years in Mineola, Texas. Little did Garry know that his kindergarten classmate would one day become his wife; Garry and Sandra were married on October 30th of their senior year in high school. Garry was the first in his family to attend college and took great pride in completing the Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1966. After finishing in Aggieland, Garry and Sandra moved to the Dallas area to begin his career with Texas Power & Light (TU Electric) where he worked for 26 years. After retirement, Garry continued utilizing his engineering expertise as a consultant.

The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Garry. He cherished early mornings on the lake water skiing, maintenance opportunities at the church and janitorial duties at Sandra’s dance studio. For a more distinguished pleasure, travel, Garry and Sandra loved to spend time visiting new places and completed their bucket list of visiting all 50 states. His greatest pride by far abound in his children and grandchildren, and he cherished his role as head cheerleader for his grandchildren’s sporting events – often scheduling a vacation in conjunction with a grandchild’s sporting event. Evident in his lifestyle, Garry had a strong faith and was a loyal member of Buckingham Road Church of Christ for many years where he served as a Deacon, and his more recent years were spent at Keller Church of Christ. Garry had an uncanny ability to connect with people of all ages, and his outgoing personality was contagious to everyone he met.

Garry is preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Lavern Caffey.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sandra; brother - Dale and wife Ann; children - Kevin Caffey, Kristie and husband Wesley Millican, Keri and husband Brian Maddox. Grandchildren include: Coyt and wife Apryl Caffey and Logan Caffey; Mackenzie and husband Hayden Holley, Luke Millican, and Kennedie Millican; Jacob, Morgan, and Jackson Maddox. Great grandchildren include Kyler, Slater, Pierson, Grayson, and Payton. Garry also enjoyed numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Garry Caffey left a legacy of family and faith cherished by all those who knew him.

The graveside service will take place Sunday, March 24th at 5:00 pm at Roselawn Memorial Gardens (5365 TX-37, Mineola, TX 75773). A celebration of life is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Lucas Funeral Home (1601 S Main St, Keller, TX 76248). The family will receive friends at a reception at Lucas immediately following the celebration of life. To honor Garry’s distaste for neckties, they invite guests to dress informal– make Garry’s day even more special by dressing in light blue or Aggie colors!

Please consider a memorial contribution to Faith Presbyterian Hospice, 


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