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James Edward Castle II

Posted By Menke Funeral & Cremation Center On February 8, 2018 @ 9:42 am In Obituary | 9 Comments

Mr. James Edward Castle II, “Jimmy Castle”, died peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona on February 2, 2018 at the age of 73.

James is survived by sisters Sandra (Larry Majors), Vicki , Nancy (Luther Morgan) and Elizabeth, fiancé Lori Parker; children, James III (Gieneveve Castle), Kelly (Craig Grismore) and Christopher (Angela Castle) from his marriage to Patricia Castle and additional children Michael (Mikaela Castle) and LeAna. James was the proud grandfather of 13 wonderful grandchildren: Kylie, Harleigh, Cheyenne, Payton, Gabrielle, Marti, Zoie, Cassandra, Chloe, Alea, Sophia, Kai, and Colette. He is preceded in death by his parents James Edward Castle Sr. and Elna Castle, who even in death continued to be his inspiration.

James was born on January 1, 1945 in Phoenix, Arizona to James and Elna Castle. He graduated in 1963 from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Upon graduation, he married his high school sweetheart Patsy and started his life on the road working for the Siebrand Brothers Circus Carnival as a ride supervisor. Being in a Circus Carnival family, he ended up learning all facets of the showman industry. After the family show was sold, Jim started his career as a salesperson for the up and coming Manufactured Housing industry, eventually owning and operating his own successful manufactured housing business. Upon his retirement from the housing industry, Jim decided to return to the workforce with his younger son, Christopher Castle. He felt tremendous joy working with Christopher and created lasting relationships among his colleagues. He relished spending time with his fiance Lori and recently purchased their dream home to spend more quality time with their shared extended family. Lori was his best friend and they enjoyed traveling and spoiling their many grandchildren. James’ children and grandchildren will always remember him as a driven and focused father/grandfather who encouraged them to always be true to themselves no matter the cost.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Menke Funeral Home in Sun City at 11 am (12420 N. 103rd Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85351) All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org. The family would like to thank all those who helped to make Jim’s final days peaceful and comfortable.

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Condolence from Rosie Lee on February 8th, 2018 10:19 am

Jim was a great joy to be around, he was very much a part of our family. He leaves a huge hole in our lives. Hugs and prayers to his family and my sister Lori Parker. Love, Rosie & Mike

Condolence from FRANK AND SANDIE VASQUEZ on February 11th, 2018 1:08 pm


Condolence from Christopher Castle on February 12th, 2018 10:34 am

I love you Dad – I miss you everyday! My heart is breaking knowing I will have to go into the office and not see you there, not be able to call for advice or not have access to your vast knowledge of business and relationships. Thank you for always telling me how much you loved me and how proud you were of me – it really did mean everything and gave me so much more drive knowing you were cheering me on.
You left way too early – we were just getting into our groove! Although I am sad beyond belief, it brings me peace knowing you are in Heaven with Grandma and Grandpa, oh how you’ve missed them.
Please watch over us and guide us. Be sure to let everyone up there know “Nothing happens until someone sells something!”

Condolence from Sheri Castillo on February 12th, 2018 11:26 am

I adored your dad. He was such a kind and caring man. He will be missed by so many!

Condolence from Tracy Maruska on February 12th, 2018 12:21 pm

So sorry for your loss. He was always so friendly and fun to work with.

Condolence from Diane Puckett on February 12th, 2018 6:47 pm

Lynn and I are sorry for your loss. We are praying for you all.

Condolence from Myra Romero on February 12th, 2018 10:12 pm

My heart goes out to the Castle family. Im truly sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure knowing Jim. We will keep him in our prayers.

Condolence from Thomas Slattery on February 13th, 2018 2:40 am

Deepest sympathy and condolence to you and yourfamily. He was a great guy.

Condolence from Austin on February 17th, 2018 10:14 am

I will always cherish the crazy fun parties we had at uncle Jim and Aunt Patsy’s house. I’m not sure if it was eating the hottest red Chile in the world and drinking 4 glasses of milk to get through it, sneaking a glass of Coke in the 2 liter bottles, swinging on the swing set in the backyard, or jumping off the slide into the pool, but we always had a blast and we were a family. Thank you for the amazing memories Uncle Jim!! Love, Austin

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