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American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Alejandro Castillo Jr.

October 21, 1933September 16, 2019
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Alejandro Castillo Jr., of Houston Texas, entered into rest. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 21, 1933.

Alejandro is preceded in death by his mother Juanita Lagarde Castillo, his father Alejandro Castillo Sr, and his sister Angelina Castillo. He was married to Estella Salazar on April 4, 1959.

Alejandro enlisted in the Army on April 10, 1951 at the age of 18, where he served in the Korean and Vietnam War. Alejandro Castillo Jr. had a career as an independent contractor/ carpenter. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Rifle Salute Team. He had a passion for fishing, golfing, and once played with Lee Trevino.

He was survived by brothers Ricardo Lagarde Castillo and Gilberto Castillo, his children, Jeanette Crice, Irene Guerrero, Alejandro Cano Castillo III, Ruben Castillo, Ruby Castillo, and Gabriel Castillo; his twelve grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 10am to 1:00pm with a funeral service at 1:00pm at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038. A committal service will follow at 2:15pm at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Carlos Castillo
  • Ruben Castillo
  • Travis Kent Crawford
  • Esteban C Garza
  • Robert Guerrero
  • Jesus Ruiz
  • Juan “Albert” Ruiz
  • James Scott Terry

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Memories

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Rosie Villarreal

September 23, 2019

I offer my condolences and prayers to your family. You smile and laughter will be missed. I always enjoyed your visits when you came into town to visit all of us here in Austin. it’s been awhile since I last saw you but you were always thought of and sorely missed.

Mary Jane Lawrence

September 22, 2019

Going to miss your bold and fearless spirit, the same spunkiness my momma, Angie your loving sister, inherited from the Castillo family. I'm sure she welcomed you with a great big hug, how she loved you so!! Going to miss you cooking us some of your home fried fish when we visited with you, sure was good! Rest in peace now Tio in the arms of God and his angels. My condolences to all.

Ron Going

September 22, 2019

Alex was a great friend, neighbor, and patriotic American. Spent many hours talking with him about serious business--mostly fishing.!!!!! Really going to miss him, R.I.P. old friend until we meet again to discuss serious business. If anyone needs to talk, my number is 281-224-6872.