About Charles Cleo (Buck) Caffey:
Charles Cleo "Buck" Caffey, 83, died Aug. 14 at his home in Rockdale. Funeral services were held Aug.
17 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with the Rev. Jack Chelf and the Rev. Doug Springer
officiating. Burial followed in the Salty Cemetery.
Caffey was born Dec. 3, 1920 in Santa Ana
to Charles Napoleon Caffey and Neely T. (Harris) Caffey. He was a welder for Brown and Root, a farmer,
rancher and independent service station operator in Milam County, and owned a successful construction
company in San Marcos for 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in Company H of the U.
S. Army's 334th Infantry in the Rhineland and central Europe.
He married Alta Raye Jackson on
July 3, 1941 in Pasadena. Caffey was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Claude, J. W. and
C. M. Caffey; and sister Edith Beyer.
Survivors include his wife, Alta Raye Caffey of Rockdale;
sons, Charles Ray Caffey and wife Neva Jack of Rockdale, Edward Caffey and wife Debbie of San Marcos;
daughters Linda Biar and husband Jerry, and Debbie Leschber and husband Raymond, all of Thorndale;
brothers, Lester Caffey and wife Ladella of Thrall, Bobby Caffey and wife Betty of Thorndale and Billy
Caffey of Rockdale; sisters, Audrey Hughes of Bryan and Sybil Popham of Dublin; sister-in-law, Bernice
Caffey Moore; grandchildren, Charles Derek Caffey and wife April of Rockdale, Kevin Ray Caffey of Bryan,
Mark Biar and wife Julie of Thorndale, Wayne Leschber and wife Stacy of Thorndale, Matthew Leschber
and wife Jenny of Beaukiss, Clint Leschber and wife Nikki of Thorndale, Rhonda Jordon and husband Craig
of Thorndale, Tina Schaefer and husband Scott of Thorndale, Christie Caffey, Diane Caffey and Courtney
Caffey, all of San Marcos; great-grandchildren, Colton, Austin and Brandi Caffey, Tyler and Paxton Jordon,
Riley and Ashton Schaefer, Skyler, Ryan and Nathan Biar, Luke, Landri, and Lance Leschber, Caden and
Addison Leschber and Paige and Wyatt Leschber.
Pall bearers were Derek Caffey, Kevin Caffey,
Craig Jordon, Scott Schaefer, Mark Biar, Wayne Leschber, Matthew Leschber and Clint Leschber.
may be made to Alzheimers Research or a charity of choice.