Jesus "Jesse" Castillo

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Jesus “Jesse” Castillo, 60, went to his eternal rest peacefully on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was surrounded by his loving family. Jesse was born on March 10, 1960 to Jose and Angelita Castillo in Ganado, Texas.   

Jesse was a friend to all and in most instances, Jesse was the welcome committee for everyone, anywhere he was present and he never knew a stranger.     

By trade, Jesse was a farm laborer and in his later years a “bull rider,” but Jesse’s greatest calling was to be a servant of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, where Jesse became a fisher of men.     

Jesse was the founding pastor of the Pentecostal Church in Edna. He loved being a servant of God and he shared that love with others throughout all of Texas, crossing state and national borders into Louisiana, Oklahoma, California. He also pastored a Church in Roma, Texas and Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico to serve others as a warrior for Christ.     

Jesse is preceded in death by his father Jose, a brother, Jose Angel Castillo and a sister, Juanita Castillo.     

He is survived by his mother, Angelita, of Ganado, his daughter, Jessica Marie Marquez, (Antonio, Sr.) of Kingwood, and his sons, Jesse Joe Castillo, (LeAnn), of Hillsboro, Texas, and James Robert “Bobby” Castillo, (Melanie) of Skidmore-Tynan; his grandchildren, Antonio, Jr. and Lexy Marquez, Tristan and Aiden Castillo and James Robert, Jr. “Kitos” and Cassandra “Cassie” Castillo.     Also his brothers, Salvador Castillo, (Juana), of Calallen, Robert Castillo, of Denton, Bernardo Castillo, of Lolita, Jose Castillo, Jr., of La Ward, Ruben Castillo, (Shelley), of Ganado, Edward Castillo, (Doris), of Port Lavaca, Johnny Castillo, of Oahu, HI, and Santiago Castillo of Lolita;  his sisters, Sally Jimenez, of Houston, DeeDee Garcia, (Obie), of Lolita,  Corrie Castillo, of Smithville, Texas, and Veronica Rohrman, (Eloy) of Ganado, along with numerous  nephews and nieces.     

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 9, at the Ganado Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Jesse will be on Saturday, October 10,  at Bayside Community Church in Olivia with a private burial for his family at Red Bluff Cemetery.     

Pallbearers will be: Jesse Joe Castillo, James Robert “Bobby” Castillo, Antonio Marquez, Sr., Eloy Rohrman, Santiago Castillo, Beau Gaytan, James Jimenez and Jesse Lee Castillo.     

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Jesse’s Legacy Fund in care of Pastor Ruben Castillo, PO Box 263, Ganado, TX 77962.     

Services entrusted to Russell Todish of Ganado Funeral Home, 771-2120.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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Edna, TX 77957