Thomas-Cagley-Obituary

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Thomas R. Cagley

Hampton, Virginia

1940 - 2019

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DIED
October 24, 2019
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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


Center.


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


country.


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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