Edwin Castleberry, Jr

Obituary of Edwin Thomas Castleberry, Jr

Edwin T. Castleberry, Jr. Edwin T. Castleberry, Jr, 96, went to be with Jesus on May 14, 2022. The longtime resident of Hixson, TN passed away at home with his family by his side. Mr. Castleberry was born November 16, 1925, in Bessemer, Alabama to Ed and Velma Castleberry. After graduating from Ider High School, he was drafted into the Army in 1944 and served during World War II. He was aboard a troop transport in the middle of the Pacific when the Japanese surrendered at the end of the war. Moving from Sand Mountain, AL to Chattanooga he worked at the DuPont plant in Chattanooga for 33 years and it was there he met his wife, Jeanette. Married for 68 years they have two children, Greg, and Karen. After a stint of playing college baseball, he played industrial league softball for many years before turning his athletic interests to golf. A great husband and father, he was active (and a charter) member of Memorial Baptist Church, Hixson for 40 plus years, before later attending Dallas Bay Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, Maurice Nolan Castleberry and sister, Frances Castleberry Purcell. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Melissa Castleberry; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Castleberry Hill and David Hill; granddaughters and husbands, Lindsay Castleberry Rutland and Geoff Rutland, Katy Clark and Nathan Clark; granddaughter, Brooke Rowan; grandson, Noah Rowan; 4 great-grandchildren, Reece, Addie, Mae and Casper and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 12 noon in the chapel of Legacy Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Ellison officiating. Burial will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors being observed. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. until 12 noon in the funeral home. Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN (423) 843-2525. Share your memories, stories, and photos at legacyfuneralhome.com.
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Thursday
19
May

Visitation

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center
8911 Dallas Hollow Road
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, United States
(423) 843-2525
Thursday
19
May

Funeral Services

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel
8911 Dallas Hollow Road
Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, United States
(423) 843-2525
Thursday
19
May

Burial

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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