John Lee  Castillo

John Lee Castillo

Monday, May 15th, 1967 - Friday, September 4th, 2020
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John Lee Castillo, 53, entered eternal rest Friday, September 4, 2020.
Born in Fort Riley, Kansas, Mr. Castillo was formerly of San Juan and lived in Edinburg for most of his life. John proudly served in the United States Army during Desert Storm. He continued to serve his community as a public servant for over 22 years as a paramedic and firefighter, he loved helping his fellow man, in their time of despair. John was a loving father, husband, brother, and son.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Librado and Consuelo Castillo, and Genaro and Juanita Castillo.
John is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lesvia Castillo; two children, Leann Castillo, Ashley Castillo; his parents, Leticia and Juan Castillo; two brothers, Xavier (Lucero) Castillo and Jaime (Alysha) Castillo; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., with a 6 p.m. rosary Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 East Canton in Edinburg. Funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. After mass, members of the Weslaco Fire Department will do a tribute ceremony and the VFW post 8788 of McAllen will conduct military honors at Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.
Interment will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Memorial Funeral Home - Edinburg
    Rosary: 6 p.m.
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Catholic Chruch
  • Interment

    Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
    1 p.m.


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Posted at 05:22pm
John's wife and children, siblings, and Leticia & Juan... Words are never enough to help mend the heartache you all are going through. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time. Please know that all of your cousins up here in Idaho and Oregon are thinking of you and praying for your whole family. God Bless.
Elena Ordonez Buxton and rest of your Ordonez cousins.

Idolina Ordonez Volz

Posted at 05:28pm
Prima, Our most sincere and deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear son. He is in heaven and now your most trusted guardian angel.
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