Thomas McCasland
1948 - 2021
BORN
1948
DIED
2021
Thomas Joe McCasland was born on November 24th, 1948, in Artesia, New Mexico, the son of Charles (Charley) Burton McCasland and Ethel Geraldine (Jerry) McCasland. Tom's father, Charley, was a Glazier and moved the family to Colorado Springs to work on the chapel at the Air Force Academy. Tom was 6 and his brother was 4 at that time. Charley had a sister living in Canon City, so the entire family moved here in 1958 and started McCasland Glass Company. Tom and his dad were inseparable, and together they built a family business that is still family-owned today. Tom and his son Chuck have been fortunate to have that same special bond as father and son. Tom graduated from Canon City High in 1966 and married at the age of 18. He has two children, Chuck (Heather) McCasland and Amy Burns (Jamie) Dickens. Together they have given him 5 grandchildren. His wife, Vivian Yoder McCasland, added 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild to his life. Tom loved his grandchildren and was particularly close to Garrett and Gavyn. They were his pride and joy. Tom was a member of the Canon City Church of Christ, where he and Vivian attended regularly and were very active. He was baptized many years ago and took his faith very seriously. Tom and Vivian enjoyed traveling to see family and friends, camping in the Southwest, and loved rock hunting. Tom was considered the patriarch of the McCasland family by all his family members. All his siblings presently live in Canon City, including his brother Terry Jake McCasland, and sisters Molly (Tom) Hamilton and Jody McCasland. There are countless nieces, nephews, and cousins living in town, as well as many friends that Tom considered family. Tom was a respected businessman, loving husband, father, grandfather, motorcycle enthusiast, and one heck of a pool player. There are very few people in town that don't have a good "Ole Tom McCasland" story. He loved this town, and he loved the people who live here. He lived a very full life and will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Vivian; son, Chuck (Heather) McCasland of Canon City; daughter, Amy Burns (Jamie) Dickens of Seattle, Washington; stepsons, Andrew (Katy) Murray of Bemidji, Minnesota and Ray DeAngelo of Miles City, Montana; grandchildren, Garrett and Gavyn McCasland, Evie, Lizzie, and Liam Dickens, Nettie, Axton, Brody, and Lenora Murray; and other grandchildren, Andrew, Keith, Kaelina, Fredie, and Mary Layman, Aislinn Murray; and great-grandchild, Austin Lee. Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Jerry, and former wife, Pam. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Veterans Memorial Park in Canon City, Colorado, with a reception to follow. Online condolences at holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published by The Canon City Daily Record on Nov. 18, 2021.
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We are so sorry for the loss of Tom. I have many good memories of him drinking coffee at the shop and talking about all (never all) but many of his adventures. When all is said and done he was a Good Guy. May God bless all the McCasland family now and forever.
Bob and Paula Williams
November 23, 2021
I have great memories of Tom from high school. He was funny, kind, and just nice to be around. RIP, Tom, and condolences to the McCasland family.
Ann Strunk Simas
School
November 20, 2021
So very sorry to read about Tom's passing. We both have very fond memories of Tom, both from school and from the remolding(building) of our home on Birch St. Tom was a bright soul and always a winning smile. Prayers to the family. RIP
Mindy (Fuller) Smith and Glen Smith
Friend
November 18, 2021
We are heartbroken to know that Tom is gone. Praying for all of the family. Fond memories when we were neighbors, my boys wrangled his stray donkeys, many Sunday conversations at the irrigation ditch, and he would just stop by and visit just because. Rest in peace Tom
Steve & Cindy Cool
Friend
November 18, 2021
Tom was always had a smile that was filled with joy. Our love and prayers for your family.
Kari & Christian Snelson
November 18, 2021
My heart is with the McCasland family. Tom was a bright soul with a smile that would light up any room. Truly a devastating loss. My deepest condolences. Rest in peace and fly with the angels, Tom.
Heather Philips
November 17, 2021
My memories of Tom were in the 7th grade. I had a crush on him and he would tease me all the time. My brother Ron worked at their glass business for a short time and Tom brought me several pieces of mirrors! I loved them and kept them in a shoebox for many years. Of course I moved to Florida when I was 17 but never forgot how friendly and nice to me! RIP old friend..,
Terry McPhail (Geisler)
School
November 17, 2021
I have very fond memories of Tom from many, many years ago when my Mom and I lived in an apartment he owned. He was one of the nicest, kindest guys I've ever known. RIP
Nadine Ginther
November 17, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's family. Tom and his Dad were good friends of my Dad and brother. I pray God will comfort all the family during this time.
Haven Howard
November 17, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
Matt & Beth Conditt
Friend
November 17, 2021
Such a kind man, we are so very sorry. Prayers for Tom's family.
Denny & Norma Moore
November 17, 2021
I am so very sorry for the loss of this fine young man. I pray God wraps his arms around the Family and gives them great peace.
Linda Lane
November 17, 2021
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