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06/23/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Jack Castle

Jack Alexander Castle, Jr.
(30 Mar 1953 - 21 June 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

There is more sad news this morning.
 Jack Castle, son of Virginia Mae Dick Castle ('52?) of VA, passed away in Goldsboro, NC on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the age of 55.  He was the nephew of       Rennie Dick ('54) of VA and of Norman Dick ('60) of TN.

      From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 06/22/08 - "Prayer":

Please include my Aunt Virginia, one of the most unselfish and compassionate people I have met, and Sandy, as well as Sandra and David in your prayers. My cousin Jack passed away after a long fight with cancer last night. He was only 55. He was my aunt's firstborn . Jack and his wife Sandy have had many struggles, as they have had many bouts with his cancer, held at bay for a long time with rounds of chemotherapy..... I feel with certainty there will be times of great sadness for all of them, especially his wife, Sandy, and mother, Virginia.
                        Thank you very much & God Bless!

   Oh, I'm so very sorry to hear this news, Shari.  I know Jackie fought so valiantly against this disease.

From the Daily Press - 06/23/08:

                   Jack Alexander Castle, Jr.




GOLDSBORO, NC - Jack Alexander Castle Jr., 55, passed away on Saturday night, June 21, 2008, at Wayne Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Born in Newport News, Va., he was the son of Virginia Mae Castle and the late Jack Castle. Mr. Castle is the husband of Sandra Sutton Castle and was a retired college administrator from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Jim Cavanaugh and Terry Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

In addition to his mother and wife, Mr. Castle is survived by brothers, William David Castle and wife, Carol of Yorktown, Va., and F.T. Sutton of Mt. Olive; sisters, Sandra C. Bryan and husband, Jerry of Newport News, and Lily Sutton of Goldsboro; mother-in-law, La Muriel Sutton of Mt. Olive; nieces, Kristin Chiesa of Newport News, Donna Rose of Goldsboro, N.C., Carolyn Rose Seed and husband, Eli of Durham, N.C., Stasi Ray and husband, Nate of New Castle, Pa.; nephews, Michael Chiesa and wife, Ann of Newport News, Stephen Johnson of Glen Burnie, Md., and Jeff Bryan of Grantham; great nieces, Kelsi Chiesa of Newport News, Jazmine Haines of New Castle, Pa., Isabel and Flora Mae Seed both of Durham; great nephews, J. T. Bryan of Grantham, Xavier and Jett Nguyen both of Newport News; special friends, Larry Allen and Bob Forsythe both of Goldsboro; and beloved pets, Sapphire, Alaska, Princess, and Precious.

Family members will greet friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Association of Cancer Online Resources, 173 Dunne St. Suite 3A, New York, NY 10013-3334.

Online condolences may be directed to the Castle family at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at .

Published in the Daily Press on 6/23/2008.

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Jack fought a long battle and now his suffering is over. You are in my prayers.
Courtney Guenther Burgan (Clear Spring) - June 23, 2008
Virginia, Sandra, David:
I am sorry for your loss. I remember Jack and the rest of the family from Sedgefield Drive. I never really saw Jack much but I do remember him. He is not in pain any longer. My prayers are with you and the family.
Brenda S. Johnson (Sissy) (Hampton, VA) - June 23, 2008
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My prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief but time will heal all pain. Your brother is in a better place now.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Minnie Smith - June 23, 2008
Hi Aunt Sandy, I am sorry I could not make it to be there with you and the family. May God bless you, and I love you dearly.
Love, Stasi
Stasi Ray (New Castle, PA) - June 23, 2008
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I will never forget the opportunity that Jack gave me to be more than I was. He taught me to reach deeper within and to be a better person. He will be missed here on earth but God now has a great Residence Advisor to help with all those room assignments!!

May the Peace and Comfort of the Lord surround you all during this time.
Scott Himes (Dunedin, FL) - June 23, 2008
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Jack touched the lives of many people, and I know I learned much from my experiences working for the both of you at Shepherd. Both of you showed great courage in this long fight. My thoughts are with you during this tough time.
Chris Starke (Round Hill, VA) - June 24, 2008
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Sandy ~ My prayers are with you at this time. I know that the Lord will be with you as He has every step of this long journey. You and Jack were truly special people to all of us at Shepherd. Hope that you can rest and take some time for yourself. Your devotion to your husband in "sickness and health" has spoken volumes to me and I appreciate the example that you have set. God Bless
Lisa Spurgeon Shoemaker (Williamsport, MD) - June 25, 2008

   Our deepest condolences are extended to the Castle and Dick families and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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