Rev. Franklin Lee Castello

May 21, 1935October 3, 2020

Franklin Lee Castello, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on October 3, 2020.

Born on May 21, 1935, he was the son of the late Francisco Jamie Castello-Puig and Fannie Lee Stover Castello.

He was a 1954 graduate of Oak Hill High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian Bible College in 1985.

Mr. Castello was a former Pastor of Ames Heights Bible Church.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife of 61 years, Jeanette Sue Castello; children Renee Castello Markivich and husband, Mark, Anita Jo Castello, Kimberly Castello Bennett and husband, Mark, Franklin Lee Castello II and wife, Belinda, Michael Castello, and Esther Castello Plymale and husband, Nathan; grandchildren, Schale Hart, Anita Wendell, Amy Lanham, Joshua Sorrell, Tyrus Markivich, Josiah Bennett, Kirby Markivich, Frankie Castello, Ashtyn Castello, Andrew Castello, Charis Castello, Katelin Castello, Tierney Castello, Darian Castello, Lilly Plymale, Ella Plymale, Gunnar Plymale and Willow Plymale; and 11 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday October 7, 2020, with Pastor Justin Seay officiating at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley, WV.

In keeping with our current Covid-19 health restrictions, all guest must wear facial coverings and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Cedine Ministries. 333 Cedine Camp Road. Spring City, TN 37381, or

Condolences can be left for the family on our website,

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home will be assisting the Castello family.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020


Rev. Franklin Lee Castello

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Christie Massie—Robertson

October 6, 2020

It’s a long time ago but I remember many cups of coffee being drank at my mom & dad’s house when Frank would come looking for somebody to shoot the breeze with. Next door neighbors for many years. Part of my childhood memories. Rest In Peace Frank.

Bill and Karla Cayton

October 5, 2020

We so appreciate all the bible knowledge Frank so freely shared. It has been such a blessing to us to have had the pleasure of so many years with him and Susie at Ames Heights Bible Church. Thanks for the wonderful memories!

Lee and Colleen Beauchesne

October 4, 2020

Sorry for your loss.


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