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David Causey May 15, 1956 - October 13, 2022

Date of Funeral

October 20, 2022

Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel David Causey, United States Army Retired, age 66 of Chadwick, Missouri passed away Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born May 15, 1956, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the son of Merle and Elizabeth (Tilton) Causey. On May 15, 1976, David was united in marriage to Diane Schleyer.

David was a very loving, caring family man who was a good provider and a strong Christian spiritual leader. Family was important to David and he enjoyed passing his dedicated values to his children. David was also a gifted writer who published 5 devotional books, wrote over 2,000 articles for the Warrior’s Journey and was a major contributor to The Warrior’s Bible. He served the military community and was loved by his lower ranking soldiers and non-commissioned officers. David was a very humble man, well-known across the Army Chaplain Corps and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army for over 31 years. David participated in multi combat deployments and enjoyed kayaking for keeping in shape and exercise.

David is survived by his loving wife, Diane; four children, Jonathan, Laura and husband Jason, Noelle and Matthew; five grandchildren Warrick, Avi, Isla, Idris, and Ronan; sisters Sue Foley and husband Joe, Jennie Savage and husband Andy; brother Merle Causey and wife Punyo; aunt Mary and aunt Sandra; other caring relatives and many friends. David was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 P.M. Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Barnes Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Missouri Veterans Cemetery with full military honors, Springfield, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com. The family suggests donations be made to The Warrior’s Journey.


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    Chaplain David and Sherry Hillis says

    Our hearts are broken for your whole family! It was an honor to have served as a Chaplain with David as an Assemblies of God Chaplain and fellow Army Chaplain! He was always dedicated to his family, to his country, to his fellow Soldiers, and his friends representing the love of Christ in remarkable ways in both times of peace and war! He will be greatly missed by the U.S. Army Chaplaincy Family, Warrior’s Journey, and the Assemblies of God Chaplaincy family! May the God of all comfort be every present during this time of great loss and may the promise of God’s Word minister to your hearts and souls in the days ahead! Sincerely, Chaplain (COL) David and Sherry Hillis, U.S. Army (Retired)

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    Troy says

    Just heard of Chaplain Causey’s passing and my heart grieves for those closest to him. I really got to know him well through his daily devotional thoughts over the past 8 years, whether that was how he nearly drove into a ditch a few years back or how he highlighted the most unique news, crazy science, or the unbelievable…all for an illustrative point.
    He will be missed but know his influence over the years is deep and wide to those of us serving.

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    Merle Causey says

    I loved my brother, David. He was a good person and did not have an ounce of meanness in him. A force for good has left this earth, and he will be missed.

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    Chaplain (Dr.) Priscilla Mondt says

    I am saddened at the loss of one of our AG chaplain comrades. Dave was part of a strong network of AG chaplains, both active and retired, and I was proud to serve alongside him at Ft. Campbell, KY. I knew Dave as a quiet man that loved his family, his soldiers and the God that he served. This is the time that I deeply appreciate being Pentecostal and knowing the role of the Comforter (the Holy Spirit). May the Holy Spirit indeed comfort all those that loved Dave.

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    CH (COL) Paul Jaedicke says

    Condolences to the Causey Family. Dave is a mighty man of God who is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is a humble, faithful, and bold servant of God. I appreciated Dave’s daily devotionals that fed my spirit for many years. Dave’s biblical exposition and application to the human condition were so spot-on, I asked him to add my two sons to his distribution list. I served with Dave at JBLM when I was at 7ID and he was at the 593rd ESC. Though I will miss him, Dave set a good example by running the race strong and finishing well. I look forward to seeing him again. May the Lord bless the Causey family during this difficult time as Dave blessed my boys and me, CH Jaedicke.

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    CH (COL) Paul Jaedicke says

    I am sad to hear of Dave’s passing. I knew him as a faithful, humble, and bold Mighty Man of God. We served together at JBLM when he was at the 593rd ESC and I was at 7ID. His daily devotional fed my spirit for many years. His biblical exposition and application to the human condition were so spot-on that I asked him to add my two boys to his email distribution list. Dave will continue to inspire as he ran the race strong and finished well — he was a great example to many. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless the Causey family during their time of loss as Dave blessed so many others.

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    Patrick Cooley says

    Dave, I’ll miss you, brother. You have been an encouraging influence in my life for nearly 30-years (since our time together in Vilseck), and through the steady stream of your edifying devotionals and our discussions around them. We’ll catch up on the other side of eternity… Diane, I’ll be praying for you and your family. I know this wasn’t part of your plan, but I pray for deep joy once you’re through the valley of mourning.

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