February 14, 1936 - October 29, 2018
Delmer Eugene Castle, age 82, of Bristol, TN passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Grace Health Care Center in Abingdon, VA following a brief illness. He was born on February 14, 1936 in Lural, VA, the son of Charles E. and Viola Sampson Castle. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Ralph Castle, James Ronald Castle and infant brother, Danny Castle. At age 17, Delmer joined the Army and served with the Army Corp of Engineers in France and Germany following the Korean War. He was a long time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Patton Crosswhite Post #6975 of Bristol, TN. He was a sales representative for Hava Tampa Cigar Company, Jellico Tobacco Company and Hoyle and Hamilton of Knoxville, TN. Delmer was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and a founding member of the United Methodist’s Men’s Club at Aldersgate. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Diane Castle; son, Gary Castle of St. Paul, VA; daughter, Kimberley Castle Akers of Bristol, TN; grandchildren, Mattie Akers and Ashley Akers Kohler of Bristol, TN; great-grandchildren, Aiden Kohler and Grayson Kohler; brother, Charlie Castle and wife, Peggy of Bristol, TN; sister, Rita Benefield and husband, Paul of Big Stone Gap, VA; sister-in-law, Sandra Castle of Big Stone Gap, VA and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, November 2, 2018 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Shelby Hills Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Bristol VFW Honor Guard and Tennessee National Guard.Pallbearers will be Bill Brent, Dr. Don Barker, Gary Castle, Jeff Kimberlin, Mark Castle, Ronnie Castle. Junior Pallbearers will be Aiden Kohler and Grayson Kohler. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday at Akard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 136 Highridge St., Bristol, TN 37620. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, (423) 989-4800 is serving the Castle family.
Delmer Eugene Castle, age 82, of Bristol, TN passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 at Grace Health Care Center in Abingdon, VA following a brief illness. He was born on February 14, 1936 in Lural, VA, the son of Charles E. and Viola Sampson... View Obituary & Service Information
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