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Samuel Castlebury, 58, of Sheldon, passed suddenly on January 6, 2014. The lifetime Vernon County resident is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandy Castlebury, daughters Shelly Castlebury, Samantha Hammond and son-in-law Tyler Hammond of Burke Va., son Rocky and daughter-in-law Marissa Castlebury of Mt. Vernon MO; mother Ruby Castlebury-Wright of Sheldon; sisters Cindy Leonard and Sheila Laning of Sheldon and younger brother Joe Castlebury of Nevada Mo.

He was preceeded in death by his father, Walter Ralph Castlebury. Samuel was an elder of the Sheldon Christian Church and served three terms as a board member of the Sheldon School system. He enjoyed a lifetime of loving his family, farming, fishing and watching the Kansas City Chiefs.

The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 am, Thursday January 9, 2014 at Sheldon Christian Church. 

A memorial graveside service will follow at Sheldon Cemetery.



#21 Lockwood, Mo.Candi Duncan 2014-01-27 13:38
Sandy & family,
I was so surprised when I read of Sam's passing in the paper. I'm very sorry for your loss and I pray God will help you and your family during this difficult time.Your in my prayers.
Candi Duncan
#20 Fort Scott KSShelli Wilkerson 2014-01-19 17:51
Sandy and Family

I am sorry to hear about Sam. He was a good man. Always smiling. Thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. Take Care.

#19 Mountain Home, AREloise Dwyer 2014-01-17 20:14
Dear Sandy,
I am so saddened to hear about Sammy. I know he was a light for you and your children. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. Take care.
A friend, Eloise
#18 NevadaJoy Hawks 2014-01-16 08:03
Thinking of you and praying for peace.
#17 Kansas City, MOHelen Hudson 2014-01-15 08:38
Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
#16 Marshall, MOShirley and Mike McKay 2014-01-09 09:21
We were so very sorry to hear the sad news of Sam's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sandy, and all of the family. It's easy to see that Sam was greatly loved in the community, and that speaks volumes.
#15 Asbury Mo.Gary &Delma Higgins Ross 2014-01-09 08:59
Sandy, I was so saddened to hear of Sam's passing,for you and your family,but so very thankful and grateful to know he is with the Lord.Take comfort in His promises
#14 Sheldon, MOSue Ann Hites Middleton 2014-01-09 08:17
Dear Sandy, Samantha, Rocky, Shelly
I am so sorry to hear about Sam's passing. I know that you all were great neighbors and that Sam will be greatly missed. My childhood would have not been the same without you all. My thought's and prayer are with you and your family during this time.

#13 Milo, IACarla Anders 2014-01-09 07:55
Sandy and Aunt Ruby,

I am so sorry to hear about Sam. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Love you,
#12 Nevada, MOLiter\s Automotive Parts 2014-01-08 21:49
Sam enjoyed working on his cars!!
When he came into Liter's Auto parts
it was fun to visit with him as he made plans to order parts and turn wrenches on his CLASSIC Car Projects!!!
Look to the Lord for your Strength
during this Difficult time.

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