|Birth: ||May 18, 1911|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1968|
Husband of Lucy Elizabeth Boyd; married September 12, 1959.
Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry in World War II. The 2nd Battalion participated in the Battle of Corregidor. He also served on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur.
Funeral Services In Bienville For Lawson Caskey
Funeral services for the late Lawson B. Caskey, a resident of Honolulu, Hawaii, and formerly of Bienville were held last Friday afternoon at the Bienville Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Middleton, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. A. S. Newman.
Interment was at Liberty Hill Cemetery with graveside services being conducted by the Rev. William Worrell of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer of ruston.
Mr. Caskey was born in Bienville on May 18, 1911, the son of the late John and Laura Caskey. He graduated from Bienvill eHigh School in 1927 and later attended Louisiana State University. In 1929, he enlisted in the United States Army as a private. He retired in 1959 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
During his long Army career, Caskey has served in the Infantry and became a master paratrooper and in this capacity participated in the Jump on Corregidor.
At one time he served on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur and later served on the staffs of General Matthew Ridgeway and General Alfred Greunther at SHAPE Headquarters in Paris, France.
At the second inauguration of General Dwight D. Eisenhower as President, Lt. Col. Caskey was in charge of the military contingent in the parade. The Lt. Col. was a graduate of the Army War College and the National War College.
Caskey had resided in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1964 and had attended the University of Hawaii. he was a member of St. Clenent's Episcopal Church and was elected to serve on its Vestry in 1967. He organized and directed the Makiki Summer Fun Program, a highly successful recreational program for under privileged children in Hawaii.
Mr. Caskey is survived by his wife, the former Lucy Elizabeth Boyd of Bronxville, New York and by eleven brothers and sisters, D. E., Willie, Floyd, Ira, John and Birtis Caskey, Mrs. Annie Mae Loe, Mrs. Laura Lee Crawford, Mrs. Lena Bailiff, Mrs. Irene Dare and Mrs. Lillian Hennigan.
Published in the Bienville Democrat 8/22/1968
John Robert W. Caskey (1863 - 1951)
Laura Elizabeth Mathews Caskey (1869 - 1961)
Leroy Alonza Caskey (1886 - 1955)*
John William Caskey (1886 - 1886)*
James Otis Caskey (1888 - 1927)*
Dossie Elmer Caskey (1890 - 1977)*
Willie Albert Caskey (1892 - 1973)*
Annie Mae Caskey Loe (1894 - 1985)*
Floyd Caskey (1896 - 1985)*
Ira Mayfield Caskey (1898 - 1971)*
Carl Talton Caskey (1900 - 1960)*
John Clark Caskey (1902 - 1987)*
Arnold Birtis Caskey (1904 - 1992)*
Laura Lee Caskey (1905 - 1985)*
Lena Alda Caskey Bailiff (1907 - 1998)*
Thelma Irene Caskey Dare (1909 - 1999)*
Lawson Bernice Caskey (1911 - 1968)
Lillian Marie Caskey Hennigan (1913 - 1999)*
Liberty Hill Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 1
Maintained by: Barry Holland
Originally Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Aug 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75437041
LTC Lawson B Caskey . WW2veteran . 11th Airborne, 503PIR . we will never forget .|
Added: Jan. 29, 2016