Donald Ray Casteen

November 20, 1943 - December 10, 2019
Donald Ray Casteen


Donald Ray Casteen, 76 passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernell Gainous Casteen. He was born to Ellis Ivey Casteen Sr. and Martha (Garvey) Casteen on November 20, 1943 in Wilmington NC.

He is survived by two daughters: Angela Casteen (David) of Wilmington, NC and Donna R. Casteen of Denver CO; a brother Ellis Ivey Casteen, Jr.  of Wilmington NC; sisters: Betty Lou Casteen of Boston, MA, Alice Faye Cooper of Lexington NC; granddaughter Tiffany and several additional grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and stepdaughter Tammy Beasley and family.

He served honorably in the US Army from 1962 to 1968 based in West Germany.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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  • December 12, 2019
    Jesssica Carmichael says:
    Donald Casteen has been a Father figure to not since i can remember. He willl be greatly missed. I feel honored to have been in his life. Always making sure that when we cooked out that nobody was to eat until my onion wrapped in tin foil was done. Thank you for watching over me when I needed it. Playing go fish with me when i know he really didnt,but he did for me. When waking up as a little girl and finding myself alone at home. He never got upset with me when crawling in Angies room I love you and bless you for being You

  • December 12, 2019
    Robin Bosselmann says:
    Rip Paw Paw , you will be missed, great memories from the Carolina beach pier! See you in heaven

  • December 12, 2019
    Lorri camp says:
    Sorry for your loss prayers for your family, Don was a good man

  • December 12, 2019
    billie jo roblero says:
    Sorry for your loss.Your dad was a good man.He will be missed.