John David Caley

John David Caley, age 79, passed away on May 23, 2016 in Lawrence, KS. John was born in Falfurrias, Texas, and served in the U.S. Army in his late teen years. He graduated from Washburn University with a business degree and was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). John went on to a successful career in accounting and other entrepreneurial ventures.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna Marie Caley. He is also survived by children; son John David Caley Jr. and wife Candace, daughter Carolyn Caley Kisner and husband Anthony, son Jeffrey Alan Caley and Margaret, and son James Edward Caley and wife Krista. He also had nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Legion Post #14 for the Avenue of Flags and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

11 Condolences

  1. Priscilla Neils on May 25, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I feel so sad for you, dear family, who have lost your husband, father, and grandfather. May the Holy Spirit comfort you at this time. The picture of you both in Paris is so beautiful, and it is how I remember you. God Bless, your little sister Priscilla

  2. Karen Callan on May 26, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Sending prayers and condolences. We are so sorry for your loss and know that he was blessed to have such a loving family.

  3. Judy Randolph on May 26, 2016 at 9:46 am

    My condolences to you and all your family. The picture of your parents in Paris is quite amazing–it looks like a scene from “Casablanca”. Love and prayers are with you.

  4. Ed & Kelly Luke on May 26, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Donna, so sorry for your sudden loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family. John was such an accomplished man and he loved his family more than anything. The picture in front of the Eiffel Tower is just perfect and a fitting tribute to his extraordinary life with you always by his side. We will miss him very much. Love, Ed & Kelly Luke

  5. Teri Hallock on May 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Donna & Carolyn: My heart goes out to both of you and your family. Praying for comfort, peace, and strength during this difficult time. I remember spending time at your home in Tucson. What a loving family you have. Love, Teri Hallock

  6. Carla Hunter on May 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have been good friends with Carolyn since we were in our early 20’s. I was fortunate to get to know her family over the years. I have wonderful memories of Mr. Caley, including the times in Topeka when I “hung out” in their home watching Fiddler on the Roof, celebrating at Carolyn and Tony’s wedding, and, most recently, talking with him at Annie’s graduation party. I enjoyed my conversations with Mr. Caley, and I could always tell how proud he was of his family.

  7. Jeanne and Bill Holland on May 27, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Please know we are wishing comfort and peace for all of you in the loss of John. God be with you and bless you all during this difficult time.
    Love and Hugs,
    Jeanne and Bill

  8. Carolyn Caley Kisner on May 27, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Aunt Jeanne, so good to hear from you. Please email me at

  9. Barry William DeShetler on May 29, 2016 at 11:22 am

    We are praying for you and your family in this time of sudden loss. May God be with you and the One who conquered death comfort you. Rev. Barry DeShetler

  10. Dimple and Bob Jones on June 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Donna, John Jr and Family
    We are so sorry for your sudden loss of your husband, father and
    grandfather. We know John will be missed and want you to know our prayers for your comfort in this loss are being sent up.

  11. Marc And Carole Wynn on June 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    John Jr and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss and send our sincerest condolences. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Marc, Carole, Cooper & Reece

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