Casey Jay McKay, 36, of Dumas, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Grady Burkhalter, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Casey was born on November 26, 1980 to Ray and Gwenda (Chambers) McKay. Casey grew up in Dumas and graduated from Dumas High School. Casey had several interests and talents. He loved gaming and was an accomplished artist, having one of his drawings published in a magazine. Casey was also an avid collector of Japanese swords and memorabilia and even learned to speak Japanese. He also loved his cats, Ying and Yang. He was of Christian faith and will be missed by all his friends and family.
He is preceded in death by his father Ray; uncle: Don Curry; grandparents: Harold and Wanda McKay and Ernie Thomason.
Casey is survived by his mother, Gwenda Ramey and husband Randy of Dumas; brother: Dustin McKay and wife Shelly of Fairfield, TX; sister: Jayda Ramey of Dumas; grandmother Nita Thomason of Dumas; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family members.
Prayers for God's peace at this time.
John & Sherry
Sherry RobinettDumas, TX
We are so so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jeremy & Angela DickmanCollege Station, TX
Facing the loss of a child, even when grown is one of the hardest things to do. May God give you comfort as you face the days ahead.
2 Corinthians 1:3, 4
Rebecca GalavizAustin TX, TX
Gwenda, I cannot imagine what you are going through but pray these words will help one tiny bit. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others will tell you is right, wrong or indifferent. May God hold, comfort and strengthen you as only He can possibly do at a time like this.
FOR ALL PARENTS ~
"I'll lend you for a little-while
a child of mine," He said;
for you to love while he lives
and mourn when he is dead.
It may be four-or-five years,
twenty, more or even only three.
Will you till I call him back
take care of him for me?
He'll bring you joy to gladden you.
Shall his stay be brief,
you'll have his-lovely memories
as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
since all from earth return.
There are lessons taught down here
I wanted this child to learn.
I've looked the wide-world over
in my-search for teacher's true.
From the throngs crowding life's lanes,
I have selected you.
Now, I know you gave him all your love
and didn't think the labor vain.
Please do not hate me when I've come to call
to take him back again.
I fancied I heard you say
"Dear Lord, Thy will be done
for all-the-joy this child did bring;
we knew this risk of grief we'd run.
we sheltered him with tenderness
and loved him while we'd may;
for the happiness we've known
we'll ever-grateful stay.
Since the angels called for him
much-sooner than we planned;
we'll brave the bitter-grief
and try to understand!"
Jackie R. SheldonStillwater, OK
I am so sorry for your great loss. Praying the Lord be especially near and comfort you as only He can.
Kimberly RobertsAmarillo, TX
So sorry for your loss. He was an amazing person. R.I.P. Casey
Niki HoltPampa, TX
Heartfelt sympathy and hugs. We will miss him, too.
Cece and Dave
Cecily G YelekSunray, TX
He will be missed. R.I.P. Casey
Cassie EvansAmarillo, TX
Gwenda, I'm so very sorry to learn of your son's passing. Please know that I am lifting your family, asking wings of comfort to enfold you, as you mourn his loss, and celebrate his life. May your pain be eased by the everlasting love you have for each other.
Janie Christie HenifordPonca City, OK
McKenzie EudyDumas, TX
Dear family,, Our hearts are hurting for y'all . Praying for you all. Love Wes and Glenna
Wes and Glenna WhitleyDumas, TX
Praying that God brings comfort to your sweet heart. Love you.
Terri SmithDumas, TX
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Desiree SimsPlainview, TX
We will miss you my friend Dumas will be a different place now that you aren't here with us here Dumas (Tabby's Mom Debbie )
Debbie RDumas, TX
Casey was a great friend to my daughter & grandson. He was a very kindhearted young man who will surely leave a hole in their lives. There a special place in Heaven for you Casey. Godspeed young man. Your work here is over. Collect your rewards now beside God.
Leamon RolloElk City, OK
Was a very good friend of mine loved him and I will miss him Casey McKay love u man
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Lifting you and family up in prayers for peace of understanding and comfort.
Jimmy and Karen Lawler
Jimmy and Karen LawlerCanadian, TX
Loved and missed more than you'll ever know.❤
Samantha BrightDumas, TX
We Love and miss you Casey! Wish I could be there Monday to say my goodbyes!
Heather GipsonTATUM, TX
Oh my dearest friends words can not express how much i love and miss you already you were an amazing friend not just to me but also to my children everyone loves you much. I have no words to express my pain or the feeling of emptiness without you. I love you sweetie may you fly high with angels.
tabitha spencerDumas, TX