Robert Hershel Casteel, of Jacksonville, formally a longtime resident of Monticello, Arkansas passed away on September 17, 2020, at the age of 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, raising cattle and chickens, the 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; one daughter, Barbara Elaine Strickland (Jerry) of Jacksonville, and one sister, Audrey Daugherty; five grandchildren, Robin Casteel; Mary McDade Casteel; Laura Liles; Amber Strickland Holden; Jeremy Strickland; ten great-grandchildren, Ollie Casteel; Fedora Young; Bea Young; Gabriel Liles; Jocelyn Liles; Rainer Liles; Jackson Holden; Elaina Holden; Nathan Strickland; Parker Strickland; two step grandchildren, Holly Ann Young; Justin Frost; one step great-grandchild, Korbyn Frost as well as numerous extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Virginia Casteel; three brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2020 in the Chapel of Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home 943 US-425, Monticello, Arkansas 71655. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, also in the chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Monticello.
Due To COVID-19, health department guidelines will be strictly followed. All attendees should maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from other family groups, anyone over the age of 10 must be masked. Masks are not provided by the funeral home.
DO NOT ATTEND THE SERVICE IF: You have ran a fever within 2 days of the service, if you have had a cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms typical of COVID-19, or if you have had known exposure to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. YOU MAY WISH TO REFRAIN FROM ATTENDING IF: You are 65 years of age or older, you have underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, severe obesity, asthma, or a weakened immunity.
Services are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Sign online at www.viloniafuneralhome.com.