R. T. Castile, 81, of Sandusky, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2008,following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 11, 1926, in Cuba, Ala., and had lived in Sandusky since 1948. He served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran.
He worked at Farrell Cheek Steel Company, until the factory closed. He was a long-time member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.
He enjoyed gardening and giving greens and tomatoes to anyone who would ask. He loved being with his family and friends, and making everyone laugh.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mamie Castile; two sons, Artie (Dawn) Castile and Daryl (Tamiko) Castile, all of Sandusky; two sisters, Annie Wright of Sandusky, and Viola Grant of New Orleans, La.; two brothers, Robert Collins ofSandusky and Sam Collins of Detroit; four grandchildren, DeMar Wayne Moore, Deondre Moore, Zakiyah Castile, andShanteaqua Hunt; one great-grandchild, DeAsia Swain-Moore; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends; and special friends, Heywood Cooley, Cliff "Shorty" Myers, Jim Brown, and Lois Hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thornton Castile and Pearlie McGowan Gardner; sisters, Atlee Seal and Pearl Maybelle; his first wife, Corrine Castile; cousin, John "Shoog" Castile; and very good friend, James "Boo Lockey" Aaron.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday in Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1225 Pierce St., Sandusky, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Albert Porter officiating.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky.
Condolences can be sent at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements by Brown-Robinson Funeral Home, Lorain.