Keith Casteel (10-6-16) service 10-10-16

Keith Casteel, age 80, of Paris, Tennessee, formerly of Savannah, died Thursday, Oct. 6, at Plumley Rehab Center in Paris.
Keith was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. After serving his country he worked in forestry management for many years in the timber and papermill industry. He last worked for Packaging Corporation of America in Counce.  He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Savannah and former deacon. He was also a former board member at the Savannah-Hardin County Airport and a Civil Air Patrol member.  Keith was an Auburn University alumni and former Little League Baseball coach in Savannah.   He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially ginseng digging with his father and brother.
Keith was born July 24, 1936, in Collinwood, Tennessee, the son of the late James Herman Casteel and the late Opal Bryant Casteel.
He was married Sept. 12, 1959, to Marjorie O’Brien Casteel of Paris and she survives. He is also survived by his one son, Chris (Lisa) Casteel of Paris, Tennessee;  one grandson, Mitchell Casteel of Paris, Tennessee;  two nieces, Lisa (Gary) Morton and Paige (Chris) Jackson; and several cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Von Herman Casteel and Gary Randall Casteel; and grandson, Jameson Casteel.
The funeral service was held at LeDon Chapel of  Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris, Tennessee, at 3 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 10, with Dennis Trull officiating. Entombment followed in Rose Lawn Mausoleum in Paris, Tennessee.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, 38148,  stjude.org    or Gideons International, Henry County Camp, P.O. Box 583, Paris, Tennessee 38242,  gideons.org .

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