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Memorial Service

Collins Funeral Home
Saturday July 24th, 2021

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Oral Gene Castle

Oral Gene Castle, 89 of Logan, WV went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Wednesday, July 21st, 2021, at Logan Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 23rd, 1932 in Betsy Lane, KY to the late Alvin Charles and Gladys (Halvey) Castle.

He served in the Army in Korea. He was a coal miner for forty-three years. Also, he was a member of Chauncey Freewill Baptist Church. He loved to sing Hymnals and will be remembered as a great storyteller by all who knew him. His favorite things included gardening, fishing and hunting, a trait he has passed on to his children and many others who will always remember “Pawpaw”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia Lynn Castle and Tenna Nadine Browning; three brothers, J.B Castle, Danny Castle, and Ari Castle; and two sisters, Judy Slade and Catherine Lyons.

Those left to cherish his loving memory includes his wife of sixty-six years, Nadine (Curry) Castle; one son, Gene Castle of Switzer, WV; one daughter, Deidre Dent of Scott Depot, WV; two brothers, Ronnie Castle of Brockport, NY and Gary Castle of Flatrock, NC; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In honoring Oral Gene’s wishes, he will be cremated.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at Collins Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charlie Blankenship officiating. Following the service, military rites will be held.

Collins Funeral Home Inc. of Switzer, WV is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I loved spending time with your family and loved the stories. Please know my prayers are with all. May your loving memories sustain you through your difficult times.

Kathy Blankenship Jul 24 2021 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of Oral Gene Castle, give you peace, comfort and strength
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .
US Army Veteran, Oral Gene Castle, is A True American Hero God Bless
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum Jul 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Oral Castle

Connie Keith Jul 22 2021 12:00 AM

Deidre and Chuck Billy and I are thinking of you during this difficult and sad time.
Melody Racer

Melody Racer Jul 22 2021 12:00 AM