Lillian Merle Castleberry

Lillian Merle Castleberry

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm and funeral service will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens. 

Lillian Merle Castleberry, 83, of Beach City, Texas passed away January 10, 2020. 

She was born to Ferdinand and Malcolm Sarria on November 7, 1936 in Navasota, Texas. 

Lillian was born and raised in the Baptist faith. They lived in the Navasota area for several years growing up. The family moved to Louisiana, where they lived about two and one half years before moving back to Texas. 

Lillian has lived in Houston, Odessa/Midland area, then Colorado and  Washington states, then back to Houston, where she remained. 

She volunteered for several years at the VA Hospital. She enjoyed ceramics for a time, painting and crocheting. Lillian traveled to Europe and enjoyed cruises with her husband, Don. In later years, she enjoyed shopping in person and online. 

Lillian and Don Castleberry met and married on Dec. 18, 1984. They were married 35 years this past December. In late 2004, Don and Lil decided to move to Beach City and build their retirement home out by their family. Lillian was able to enjoy many years living near her children and grandchildren.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Ferdinand and Malcolm Sarria; brother, Ferdinand J Sarria, Jr.; and sister, Menita Lois Defir. She is survived by her husband, Donald Castleberry; children, Kevin M. Smith (Sharon), Dana M. Loftin (Paul), Anson M. Smith (Laura), Earl C. Smith (Amy); grandchildren, Leslie A. Johnson (Roger), Baten R. Smith (Sara), Steven P. Loftin (Shana), Clint A. Loftin, Ashley M. Smith, Dashiell S. Allen-Smith, Rocco C. Allen-Smith, Jetson R. Allen-Smith; great grandchildren, Dylan J. Loesch, Easton C. Poole, Baten P. Smith, Madalyn A. Smith; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm and funeral service will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Road, Baytown, Texas 77521. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. 

The family is being assisted by Earthman Baytown Funeral Home 3919 Garth RD, Baytown, TX 77521 (281) 422-8181.

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