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William "Bill" Castle

January 6, 1934 ~ February 27, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

William "Bill" Castle Obituary

William L. “Bill” Castle, 89, of Foxport, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, at Maysville Nursing & Rehabilitation in Maysville.  He was the widower of Audrey Teegarden Castle.

Born in Fleming County on January 6, 1934, his parents were the late Estill Castle and the late Dora Mineer Castle.

Bill attended school in Fleming County.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army, stationed in Okinawa, Japan.  He was a Kentucky Colonel.  He was a well known Bluegrass music songwriter with numerous songs recorded by various artists.  He was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by his seven sons, Bill (Jennifer) Castle, Jr. of Foxport, Tracy M. Castle of Maysville, James W. “Jay” Castle of Tollesboro, Damon Shane Castle of Tollesboro, Brian Neal Castle of Foxport, Jonathan Casey (Amy) Castle of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Jarad Charles Castle of Maysville; his three daughters, Kendra (Rusty) Yeager of Tex., Monda (Gail) Erskine of Tollesboro, Lucinda “Cindy” Mae Castle of Owingsville.    He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Joshua (Lori) Castle, Melody (Chris) Evans, Bethany (Seth) Erskine, Keenan (Noelle) Yeager, Micah (Monica) Yeager, Nick (Kelsey) Castle, Brianna Castle, Chea Applegate, Elizabeth Hall, Jay (Cassie) Hall, Jakob Castle; and his 18 great-grandchildren.  Bill is also survived by his extended Bluegrass music family, his extended family members, and friends.

In addition to his wife Audrey and his parents Estill and Dora, Bill was preceded in death by two of his children, David Shawn Castle and Brady Nicholas Castle.

Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Grimes officiating.

Bill will be laid to rest in Mineer Cemetery in Lewis County..

W.N. Fant American Legion Post #5 and Franklin Sousley VFW Post 1834 will be performing military rites.

Pallbearers include Josh Castle, Anson Castle, Nick Castle, Bobby King, Allen “Styx” Hicks, and Randy Brewer.  Honorary pallbearers include Tracy Cassidy, Steve Watts, and Mark “Brink” Brinkman.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 3, at Boone-Nickell with additional morning visitation on Saturday morning beginning at 7 a.m.

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March 3, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Funeral Service
March 4, 2023

11:00 AM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041


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