Elan Webb McCasland

Born in The Woodlands, Texas on June 16, 1997

Departed on June 5, 2016 and resided in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

  • Life Celebration: Room: http://Elanwebb.com
    • Sunday June 19, 2016 3:00pm

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Elan Webb McCasland was born June 16, 1997 in The Woodlands, Texas to James Robert McCasland, III and Mary Ann Jessee. He was the third of four siblings including John Michael, Anna Grace, and Abbey Mae. He determined early that he wanted to gain more attention than his siblings, by requiring hospitalization for severe ear infections at one week old. He grew into a joyous, chubby, baby boy with the sweetest disposition and a contagious smile so big that his eyes were merely slivers of light shining love onto whomever they were focused. His passionate spirit emerged early when as a young toddler he loved on his stuffed “squash” so intensely that he squeezed, bit, and squealed at it until two tiny teeth holes became an ever-visible reminder of that passionate love.

Elan’s passion transferred over the years from stuffed squash, to stuffed kittens, to living animals – particularly cats. He is survived by his black cat whom we lovingly call Kitty, and sometimes Gato (Spanish for Kitty). Elan’s sweet spirit was revealed every time he gently hugged and kissed Kitty. She will continue to be adored by Elan’s grandparents (Judy and Brad Stephens), and annoyed by their Jack Russell terrier, Stella.

His passion grew for sports and he became a formidable athlete in baseball and hockey as a grade-schooler. Elan began wrestling as a middle schooler and quickly found the place where his passion equaled his remarkable athletic talent. He made life-long friends, gained expert skill from loving coaches, and amassed a multitude of titles, medals, and awards.

Life’s circumstances were challenging for Elan, whose passionate spirit and tough exterior disguised a sweet internal sensitivity and a fragile psyche. His infectious smile became more elusive as he grew, but was always joy to his mother’s soul. His quiet intelligence made problem-solving with him comedic; he would stand silent, watching others toil over a dilemma, then calmly approach, act to solve the problem, and walk away smiling and shaking his head. I (mom) love his smile, for it represents his moments of joy and peace – and those are priceless memories.

We will forever feel this loss in our family. We take great comfort in knowing that he was a child of God, accepting Christ at a young age. We will fervently trust that this was part of God’s divine plan. Knowing he is experiencing a peace and joy that we as human beings cannot possibly fathom, and our full dependence on God, will sustain us until we see him again.

Nos pierde, Elan.

A Life Celebration will be held on Sunday, June 19th, to RSVP and more information visit http://elanwebb.com.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Sumner County Anti-drug Coalition at http://sumnercoalition.org/

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home 127 N. Main Street Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072 615-859-5231.

4 Comments to Elan Webb McCasland

  1. Keeley Bowman
    June 10, 2016 10:50 am

    Mary Ann and family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you during this time. I didn’t know Elan but I do know he was blessed with a wonderful mother. Heaven gained a special angel!

    Keeley Bowman

  2. Tina Grubbs
    June 12, 2016 9:05 pm

    I know he was a wonderful young man, my thoughts and prayers are with his family. My son was a good friend of Elan and he will be greatly missed

  3. Susan Andrews
    June 13, 2016 10:13 am

    MaryAnn and Family,

    Keeping you all close in my thoughts and prayer during this difficult time. I pray for peace for you all but most of all love and open hearts to keep the memories of your son, brother and friend close forever.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Susan Andrews

  4. Mr & Mrs Richard & Rebecca Thomas/ grandparents to Christian Loaming
    June 19, 2016 9:53 am

    Mary Ann and family my heart hurt as I heard of the news of your wonderful son Elan. I got to know him as a wrestler on the team my grandson was also on. What life, what zeal, what passion he demonstrated for life when he wrestled,he will forever be missed. Peace be with you all, may God’s hands touch and comfort you, in Jesus name Amen

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