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Thomas R. Cagley

Hampton, Virginia

1940 - 2019


October 24, 2019
Hampton, Virginia


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R.Hayden Smith Funeral Home - Hampton Obituary

Ret. Col. Thomas R. Cagley

Thomas Rae Cagley, 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by his children

on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Hampton. Tom moved from Lake Forest, CA on October

10, 2019, to be close to his family while battling his fight with cancer. He was born on June 5,

1940, in Kokomo, Indiana.

Tom was a retired Colonel in the United States Army and dedicated 37 years to his country in

Military Intelligence. He served as a Councilmember for the City of Lake Forrest, CA and was

on the Orange County Grand Jury. He was also a member of the Texas Emergency Reaction


His parents Donald and Neta Cagley, brother Michael Cagley, and beloved wife Nancy Cagley,

preceded his arrival in paradise. Left to cherish and honor “the Colonel” are his sister Janita

Sullivan of Alexandria, VA, brother David Cagley (Janis) of Anderson, IN, and sister-in-law

Dorrie Cagley of Scranton, PA along with his children Rebecca Pasterak (George) of Leesburg,

VA, Tommy Cagley (Kim) of Hampton, VA and Aaron Cagley (Angelica) of Providence, RI. His

grandchildren Geofferson McNeese, Easton Cagley, and Savanah and Sierra Cagley along with

many nieces, nephews, and friends will forever remember the man who loved and served his


A celebration of life will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Fox Hill Central

UMC located at 501 Beach Road in Hampton, VA. Fellowship will continue at 1806 Lafayette

Drive in Hampton, VA. Interment will occur at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Mike Cagley Memorial Scholarship Fund at

Clarks Summit University, 538 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Arrangements by R.

Hayden Smith Funeral Home.

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I knew Tom for several years and shared many, many memorable wonderful times enjoying symphony, dinner, etc with him. He was an exceptional man.....exceptional.....and a wonderful friend.

I met Tom in the late 90s when he lived in Austin, Tex. He was such a dear kind soul and supported me in my writing efforts and even took my script and edited for me. Im glad he found his true love and Im so sorry to read about his loss and his death. God bless you, Col. Tom. Ill miss our talks about life and so glad to have met you.

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