Casey Nicholas Turk passed away April 8, 2014 at the age of 44 after a courageous battle with brain cancer, family and dear friends by his side. Casey was born August 8, 1969 to Buddy Turk and Sherry Robinson. He joined Andrea Towne in matrimony on August 7, 2004 in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Casey attended Somerset High School, where he was elected Vice President of the National Honor Society his senior year. He excelled in Future Farmers of America, serving as District President his junior year, and as President of Area VII his senior year. He won Reserve Grand Champion Lamb in 1987. He attended Texas A&M University for two years before finding his calling at the San Antonio Fire Department. Casey joined the SAFD in 1990 and worked his way to the position of Lieutenant. His career was important to him, and he valued the brotherhood of his fellow firefighters. Casey had many friends. He was intelligent and charismatic, ambitious and hard-working. Those who knew him enjoyed his wry humor, and respected his decisive problem-solving skills and commanding personality. He had many talents and was very handy with a hammer: he built picnic tables, decks and even a house or two. A natural athlete, Casey enjoyed playing softball, tennis, snow skiing, and golf. He also loved New Orleans; he and Andrea went there often (and named their triplets accordingly). Although Casey's illness ended his life tragically early, no one can doubt that he crammed a whole lot of life into those 44 years.
Casey is survived by his wife, Andrea; two teen-aged sons, Taylor and Connor; five-year-old triplets, Brant, Dauphine and Annemarie; parents, Buddy and Cathy Turk and Sherry and Gene Robinson; sister and brother-in-law, Desiree and John Frye; mother- and father-in-law Loraine and Kenneth Towne; brothers-in-law, Darren and Dale Towne; sisters-in-law Amy and Darci Towne; as well as multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by a very large group of friends who will miss him dearly.
Published in Express-News on Apr. 20, 2014