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Arthur Carson "Casey" Rubey  III

Obituary for Arthur Carson "Casey" Rubey III

November 19, 1935 - July 23, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 82

... good times with him produced an endless list of "Casey Rubey Stories" ...

Obituary

Casey "Porkchop" Rubey, died peacefully in his San Antonio home on July 23, 2018. He joined his mother Elizabeth "Liz" Rubey, his father Carson Rubey, his two sisters Lowe Figour and Stuart Bourne and his grandson August Koontz. The news of his passing brought immediate tears and smiles to his many friends. Casey was talented and smart in the practicalities of enjoying his 82 years on earth. His life was a happy one and he was truly unique. His departure carried with him a bit of his many friends' souls, who are already with him in that spiritual place we hope to go.

Making and keeping friends was his life-long talent. He had no ex-friends on his long list of acquaintances. The good times with him produced an endless list of "Casey Rubey Stories," as enjoyable in the retelling as when they actually happened (a Casey Rubey Stories page will no doubt find a spot on Facebook.)

Flying airplanes was a keystone in his life. He was a pilot from his mid-teens, flying Piper Cubs to co-piloting Lear Jets with his flying mentor, Wilkie Wilkinson. His favorite plane was a Cessna 206, which was modified for short take-offs and landings. His favorite destinations were Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where his adventurous mother built a home in the early 1960's and Cuchara, Colorado where he acquired a 100-year-old log cabin with his pal Mike Quigley. He had many flying adventures. Some of his notable flying undertakings were transporting photographer George O. Jackson to remote areas to document religious festivals of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, an 11 year project. It was not uncommon for him to unexpectedly "buzz" over his friends homes, ranches and parties. He was a proud member of The Texas Vaqueros and Quiet Birdmen. He had many traditions; the yearly trip to the Cabeza Cook Off with Butch Klein and Art Medina and Cowboy's Birthday Party in Fort Worth.

Casey also had an entrepreneurial spirit. His business endeavors included Smoke 'N Pits, disposable golf gloves, Texas Hysterical Markers and Kestral Air Park, to name a few. He loved to work in his garage and almost all of his gifts were homemade. These varied from "Casey Rocks," hand painted dice and "Hair Coasters" to painted possums. Whatever the gift, there was always a story with it.

He leaves a void in the hearts of all that loved him but he also leaves a lifetime of wonderful memories. He is survived by his sister Maggie Rubey Lynch and brother Adam Rubey. He has four children, Mike Rubey, Doré Koontz, Allison Rubey and Carson Rubey IV, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his side-kick of many years, Cindy-Carmen Beard. He was blessed with honest and fiercely loyal friends, Harry Cullen, John Berryman, Mike Quigley, Steve "Cowboy" Murrin and too many more to list.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AugustHeart (named for his grandson), 903 Basse Road San Antonio, Texas 78212 or to The Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation 3030 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75219 where he served on the board for many years.

On November 17, 2018, there will be a celebration of his life at one of his favorite spots, Lake McQueeney Ski Lodge.

Celebration of Life

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Lake McQueeney Ski Lodge
McQueeney, TX 78123

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  • AugustHeart (named for his grandson), 903 Basse Road San Antonio, Texas 78212
  • The Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation 3030 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75219

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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