Robert Hershel Casteel, of Jacksonville, formally of Monticello, passed away on September 17, 2020. He was 94.
R.H. was born in Oil Trough, Arkansas on August 28, 1926 to the late James Riley and Mary Ada Beavers Casteel.
He retired after 38 years with AP&L (Entergy). He was also a farmer who raised cattle and chickens. For many years he lived in Plantersville, a small community north of Monticello. He possessed a great love of family, was an example of Christian virtues, and had an exemplary work ethic, passing these values to his children and grandchildren. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Warren.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Robert Carroll “Bob” Casteel (Joann) of Jonesboro; Hershall Wayne Casteel (Karen) of Benton; a daughter, Barbara Elaine Strickland (Jerry) of Jacksonville; a sister, Audrey Daugherty; five grandchildren, Robin Casteel, Mary McDade Casteel, Laura Liles, Amber Strickland Holden and Jeremy Strickland; 10 great-grandchildren, Ollie Casteel, Fedora Young, Bea Young, Gabriel Liles, Jocelyn Liles, Rainer Liles, Jackson Holden, Elaina Holden, Nathan Strickland and Parker Strickland; two step grandchildren, Holly Ann Young and Justin Frost; and one step great-grandchild, Korbyn Frost as well as numerous extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Virginia Casteel, three brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, at the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Monticello.