GEORGE "COKI" CASILLAS
Apr. 23, 1935 - Dec. 10, 2013
Graveside services, conducted by Pastor Elizabeth Crews, will be held Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley for George Casillas, 78, of El Cajon.
Born April 23, 1935 in Los Angeles, George moved to Brawley as a young child. He attended Mulberry School and graduated from BUHS in 1953, where he was a member of the CIF Champion Football Team in 1951-1952. George attended trade school for jewelry and was a jeweler for 32 years, having owned George's Jewelers in El Centro. He retired in 1987 and moved to San Diego in 1997.
He was an avid golfer and was a member of Del Rio for many years, as well as a member of Willowbrook Country Club in San Diego. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing and dancing to big band era music. George was a former member of the Lions Club, Elks Club and Jaycees. He sponsored George's Diamond Runners Softball Team for over 10 years. He loved sponsoring sports teams and being involved in sports. He made friends anywhere he went and always had a story or joke to share.
George is survived by his son, Stephen Casillas and partner Vickie Taylor of San Diego; son, Scott Casillas of El Centro; daughter, Lisa Casillas of Cypress; grandchildren, Randall Casillas, Kristen Casillas, twins Alexis and Amanda Taylor, and Jasmine Lopez; brother, Ralph "Tito" Casillas of Brawley; sister, Evelyn "Bella" Beachler of Carlsbad; and former wife Carolyn Casillas of Westmorland.