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August 20, 1940 ~ April 25, 2019 (age 78)
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Donald “Don” Edward Casteel, age 78, of Athens, passed  away Thursday, April 25, 2019, at his residence.

A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Wilmer and Vila Ditmore Casteel and was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Opal B. Strickland Casteel; two brothers, Ray Casteel and Raymond Casteel; one sister, Joyce Stamey.  Don was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He retired from McKeehan Chair Company and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law,

   Kim Bohannon of Athens

   Shannon Armstrong and husband, Brian of Wartrace

   Jennifer Casteel-Smith and husband, James of Nashville

Three grandchildren: Amanda Kelsey, Tyler Graves, and Jarren Smith

Five great grandchildren: Madison, Sofie, Ella, Belle and Piper

Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel White officiating.  Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Donald “Don” Edward Casteel.

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