Joe Castro, Jr. of Lubbock passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the age of 80. He was born August 12, 1939 in Salado, Texas to Joe and Teodora (Vasquez) Castro, Sr. Joe grew up in Spur, graduating in 1959. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving until 1962. After honorable discharge, he returned to Spur where he worked for the City before receiving his Accounting degree from Draughn’s Business College. He moved to Lubbock where he worked many jobs, dispatcher for Time DC, Texas Instruments, Reliable Life Insurance and NTS.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 50 years, Allene; children, Amanda Perez and husband Jason of Lubbock, Amy Castro of Austin, and Joe Castro, III of Lubbock; siblings, Larry Castro, Lucio Castro, Romero Castro, Alex Castro, and Veronica Torres; as well as four beloved grandchildren, X-Zavian, Zilliah, Zaybria, and Joe Castro, IV.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Combest Family Memorial Chapel with rosary being cited at 6:00 p.m. Mass is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Christ the King Cathedral with interment to follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.