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Carlos Castro

November 4, 1961 — July 31, 2016

Carlos "Chapo" Castro, age 54 of Sanderson, TX passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 31, 2016 at his home in Odessa, TX after fighting an 11-month battle against cancer.

A viewing was held Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Alpine, TX at Geeslin Chapel. Rosary took place in Sanderson, TX Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass took place Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., officiated by Reverend Gilberto Rodriguez. Rosary and Funeral services were at St. James Catholic Church. Burial was at Santa Rita Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Johnny Daniel, David Daniel, Alex Castro, Adam Castro, Richard Montalvo, John Benavidez, Manuel Castro, and Jacob Benavidez. Honorary pallbearers are Jose Daniel, Raymond Castro, Zachary Castro, and Nathan Magallanes.

He is preceded in death by his parents Manuel & Manuela Castro, his brother Epimenio Castro and sister Maria Fuentes. He is survived y his SISTERS: Thelma & John Gutierrez of Odessa, TX, Gregoria & Celestino Barron of Abilene, TX, Bertha & Jerry Smith of Odessa, TX, Juanita & Mack Lester of Martindale, TX, Emiliana & Fernando Escobedo of Jackson, WY, Graciela & the late Charlie Lopez of Sanderson, TX, Santa & Shandal Lander of Stanton, TX, Paula & Richard Montalvo of Sanderson, TX, Dora & Eddie Benavidez of Sanderson, TX and Cecilia & Tony Calzada of Round Rock, TX. He is also survived by his BROTHERS: Bernabe & Norma Castro of Odessa, TX, Epifanio & Elsa Castro of Sanderson, TX, Gabriel & Becky Pena-Castro of Monahans, TX and Sergio Castro of Irving, TX. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, an abundance of great-great, and a few great-great, all who he loved dearly. He leaves behind many family and friends and one special lady in his life, his High School sweetheart Carole Cosby.

Carlos was born November 4, 1961 in Sanderson and was raised an Eagle, which continued to be the life-long animal he loved & collected throughout his home. He graduated in 1981 where he was always known as the best receiver, so he said! He continued to live in Sanderson and worked at the Texaco and the Wool House until he moved to Odessa in 1998 where he held a few jobs and met many people who admired him for his great work ethics. No matter what he did, he was sure to give it his best. His most recent job was at Epic Collision, as a detailer, so you can imagine the compliments he would receive for being a perfectionist. Everyone who knew him would say he had a heart of gold, he was the type of person that would give away all he had because that's just who he was. His laugh was beyond contagious, there was never a dull moment with Carlos. He loved everyone he came across and they loved him. He was an amazing brother and uncle. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. As he would say...Hasta Manana!

The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who kept Carlos in their prayers, and those who called and visited him during this difficult time.

Arrangements were under the direction of Alpine Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to


St. James Catholic Church
Sanderson, TX
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
7 p.m.


Mass of Christian Burial

St. James Catholic Church
Sanderson, TX
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10 a.m.


Santa Rita Cemetery
Sanderson, TX
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