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Casey Lee Colyer

March 16, 1991 August 22, 2018
Casey Lee Colyer
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S. HAMILTON - Casey Lee Colyer, 27, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Beverly Hospital.

Born in Beverly on March 16, 1991, he was the son of Bradley T. Colyer of S. Hamilton and Carol (Grant) Johnson of Jacksonville, FL.

Casey was a graduate of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School class of 2009, where he was a stand out All Star athlete, student and above all a friend. Casey was always available to help others and considered everybody to be a friend. From a very young age Casey showed a god given talent to excel on the playing fields of sports. His highlight moments where many. He received the game ball in a 21-0 beating of N. Andover Scarlet Knights, where he ran for over 100 yards and three touchdowns. "That kid with those Golden Locks plays hard nose old school football" the on-air broadcaster reported. He was also named Boston Globe Player of the Week. Finishing his career in the Agganis Football game for seniors. On the lacrosse field it was much the same. He was a coach’s All-Star pick. The only sophomore forward ever to have been chosen to play in the annual all-star event. Casey also ran for Coach Steve Sawyer in indoor track one season and played basketball as well for a season. Football was his true joy and on the lacrosse field he was a man among boys. Often overpowering defenders to the net with his strong aggressive attack style and quick power moves. On the football field it was old school. Hand him the ball and off tackle through the line and into the secondary was common. As a linebacker he was likened to Dick Butkus with his tackling style which could be heard in the very back row of the stadium. As a personal friend there was no better. Casey had a close circle of buddies who all played together from the early formative years and all through high school. They have all remained close to this day. Casey was approachable to everyone and didn't discriminate. He was always supportive to all his classmates no matter who they were. His heart of gold matched by his flowing hair where his trademarks. Everyone loved Casey and many looked to him as a role model. Casey's loyalty, strength, compassion and his beautiful smile and saint’s heart are what is talked about most in his passing.

After school Casey became evolved in the food industry and once again excelled. He had a strong desire to learn the craft and did so for many years. Working in some of the finest establishments and under some great chefs. Casey worked at The Farm in Essex in the last couple years, where his fun laid back and enthusiastic cooking style was loved by all. He could handle any situation and many times would be slammed for hours and not miss a beat. This last year Casey took a change of employment working at Atlantic Industrial Models, helping create industrial models for the building industry and other manufacturing applications. Casey truly enjoyed his time there and often spoke about how great the people who work there are and all the support they gave him. He felt at home and was allowed to grow at his own pace and learn in a positive friendly and loving environment. We as a family thank them all very much for that. Not to forgot Casey while living in Jacksonville Florida for four years worked as a nursing provider to wounded Vets in the Clyde Lassen VA Nursing Home. He would often reflect back and say the experiences helping our wounded service men was his most fulfilling thing he had ever done.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Edward Johnson of Jacksonville, FL and his parents, Mary and Terrance Knickerbocker; five siblings, Bradley James Colyer, Christy Ann Colyer, Shauna Twiss and her husband Pete, Tyler Albert Johnson and Samantha Lee Johnson; paternal grandparents, June N. Irvine Spear and Harley R. Colyer and his wife, Sandra Colyer; maternal grandparents, Gary and Mercia Grant; three aunts, Teri Gallant and her husband, John, Eileen Federico and her husband, Joseph and Laura Sateriale and her husband, Micah; three uncles, Bill Colyer, Steve Colyer and Eric Johnson; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends and teammates including, Shana Fontaine.

His Funeral Service will be held at the First Church in Wenham, 1 Arbor Street, Wenham, MA 01984 on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 11 am. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Monday in the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly from 4 - 7 p.m. Information, directions and condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com .


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Visitation

Monday

27

Aug

4:00 PM 8/27/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/27/2018 7:00:00 PM
Campbell Funeral Home

525 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Campbell Funeral Home
525 Cabot Street Beverly 01915 MA
United States

Service

Tuesday

28

Aug

11:00 AM 8/28/2018 11:00:00 AM
First Church Wenham

1 Arbor Street
Wenham, MA 1984

First Church Wenham
1 Arbor Street Wenham 1984 MA
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