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Longview ISD elementary school student passes away

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) - A Longview Independent School District elementary school student has passed away.

Ethan Daniel McCaskill, 10, of Gladewater, died on Sunday. He was born on July 28, 2007, in Kilgore, to Sean and Anna Medrano McCaskill.


Ethan was a student at Johnston-McQueen Elementary School and played soccer with the Longview Soccer Association. He attended LifeBridge Christian Center in Longview.

Survivors include: both parents, brother, Kameron Sean McCaskill, his Papa and Mimi, Ernesto and Misty Medrano, of Gladewater; Papaw Kenneth McCaskill, of Longview; great-grandparents, Mamaw Joy Parsons, of Kilgore, Baba Theresa McCaskill, of Longview. Lita Tasha Montelongo Medrano, of Mexico, uncle and aunt, Daniel and Kighley Medrano, of Longview; cousins, Laney Medrano and Chandler Atchley, both of Longview; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Texas and Mexico. 

A personalized garden court visitation will be held Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m, at Welch Funeral Home in Longview.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, also at Welch Funeral Home.

Johnston-McQueen Elementary School is offering counseling to any student or family that might need it. Counseling services will be held at the JMQ Library on Friday, July 6, from 1:00 p.m., - 3:00 p.m.

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