Steven Brent Castleberry, 50, a United States Army Veteran of Friendswood, TX died on Veteran’s Day Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was born January 31, 1967 to James Riley and Lucille Green Castleberry in Columbus, GA. He spent his early years in Austin, TX until, at elementary age, the family moved to Alvin, TX. He was a graduate of Alvin High School. Steven entered Active Duty in the U.S. Army on February 23, 1988 and was honorably discharged June 12, 1991.
Steven’s love for his country was exceeded only by his love for his family. He married his wife, Missy, on July 23, 2004, making their home in Friendswood, TX. He is survived by his wife and their daughters, Channing Castleberry, Brentan Castleberry, Danika Murphy, and Skylar Murphy; brother, Kevin (Lillian) Castleberry, beloved aunts, uncle, cousins, numerous sisters and brothers in law, nieces, nephews, and a host of longtime friends and co-workers. Steven was preceded in death by his mother and his father.
He was a very devoted family man doing everything he could for the best and benefit of them. He was a loving husband and father and fierce protector of his family. He was a very proud veteran. While serving his country, his strive for greatness earned him numerous medals. He continued to excel in the workforce, earning awards at various places of employment. In October, 2017, Steven was named MVP of the Year by his employer, CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Steven loved staying current in politics, news, current events, and talk radio. He was a proud conservative, constitutionalist, and a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights. He was known for his humor, quick wit, and his tender and gentle soul.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546, (281) 992-7200.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1804 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546,with Rev. Ralph Hobratschk officiating. Burial with military honors will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:45 A.M. at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX.
Pallbearers will include, Alan Sharp, Gregg Shea, David McDaniel, Richard Martinez, Steve Martinez, Arthur Arrambide, Franklin Ivy and Matt Ivy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steven Castleberry Children’s Education Fund, c/o Chase Bank, account #3628995798 or to a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the Castleberry family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.