Earl M. Castelloe

Published 11:19 am Monday, October 16, 2017

WINDSOR, NC – Earl Maynard Castelloe, 83, of Windsor died October 12, 2017.

He was born October 6, 1934 to Levy and Goldie Hoggard Castelloe in Windsor, NC. He was predeceased by his previous wife, Gail Castelloe; son, Major Panuk Paul Soomsawasdi (USAF); granddaughter, Emma Soomsawasdi; and sister, Lois Jean Farless.

Earl’s ancestors have been a part of the Windsor, NC community since the 1700’s. He served in the US Army National Guard for 3 years. After professional training, Earl had a successful business and career for 42 years as a jeweler and clock-maker in his own jewelry store in Windsor.

Earl earned his private pilot’s license and was an accomplished pilot flying his Cessna 172 recreationally for years. Earl was passionate about his family, boating, flying, and fishing. He was an inspiration and was admired and beloved by all who knew him.

A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Edgewood Cemetery with military honors. Rev. J.N. Baggett will officiate.

Earl is survived by his wife, Carolyn Floyd Castelloe; daughters, Catherine Soomsawasdi Allen and husband Edison “Eddie” Daryl of Ahoskie, NC, and Teresa Soomsawasdi Vaught and husband Lt. Col. (Ret) Harvey Dean (USMC) of Blooming Grove, NY, daughter-in-law Caroline Whittington Soomsawasdi of Irmo, SC, and grandchildren Edison Daryl Allen, III of South Mills, NC, Dare Allen Harp and husband 1st Lt. Brandon Louis Harp (US Army) of Raeford, NC, and Paul Elias Soomsawasdi of Irmo, SC. Earl is also survived by his three brothers and their families, Lloyd and Mary Anne Castelloe, Levy Castelloe, Jr. and wife Evelyn, and Shelby Castelloe of Windsor, NC along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the home, 214 US 17 N. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to www.walkerfh.net.

Walker Funeral Home, Windsor is serving the Castelloe family.