Alton Eugene Castleberry

June 15, 1931 - December 8, 2015

POTTSBORO – Alton Eugene Castleberry, 84, of Pottsboro, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 in Bonham, Texas, surrounded by loved ones. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2015 at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at Johnson-Moore Pottsboro Chapel.

He was born in Dallas, Texas to Edwin Eugene and Mary Alice Spray Castleberry. He spent the first years of his life growing up in Matador, Texas before moving to Grand Prairie at age 11. He graduated from Grand Prairie High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was quite proud of his service to his country. On April 2, 1955, he married Dorothy Nell Gill and worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, from where he retired in the 1980’s.

”Pa”, as he was called by his four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, loved his family dearly and was a devoted husband to Dorothy and father to his daughter, Kelli. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and both building and shooting bench rest rifles. He and Dorothy joined the Pottsboro Church of Christ upon moving to the Lake Texoma area and worshipped there for more than 35 years.

He is survived by his daughter: Kelli Thompson of Pottsboro; three sisters: Joyce Lentz of Dallas, Texas; Betty Ruth Castleberry of Arlington, Texas; and Debbie Rhoades and husband Gary, of Mt. Vernon, Texas; two brothers: Claude Castleberry of Canton, Texas; and Sid Castleberry of Pottsboro; four grandchildren: Taylor Thompson, Cameron Thompson, Kendall Jo Thompson, and Colby Thompson; two great-grandchildren: Price Burge and Aislynn Thompson; and sister-in-law: JoAnn Pike of Arlington, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; parents; and his brother-in-law, Gwynne Pike.

Services are under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home. Condolences may be registered to www.johnsonmoorefuneralhome.net.

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