Antonio Castro Castillo

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Antonio Castro Castillo LUBBOCK-Funeral services for Antonio Castro Castillo, 94, of Lubbock will be 10 a.m Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Hispana Baptist Church, 111 E. 82nd St, with the Reverend Joe Lopez officiating. Burial will follow in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park. His family will receive friends Friday evening, June 21, in Resthaven's Abbey Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 8 p.m. Mr. Castillo passed away June 20, 2013. Antonio was born on July 31, 1918, in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. He was the seventh child of Natividad and Juanita (Castro) Castillo. In 1936 he began taking classes at the Mexican Baptist Theological Seminary in El Paso, Texas and graduated in 1940. On March 13, 1941, he married Maria Herminia Duarte. Together they had four daughters, Eunice, Hogla, Elma, and Egla. In 1941, Antonio began his dedicated career as a pastor. During his over 40 year career, he pastored in many churches in Parras, Acuna, and Laredo, Mexico. Antonio then came to Texas where he pastored in Baptist Spanish speaking congregations in Del Rio, Shallowater, Sinton, Tahoka, and San Angelo. Although retiring in 1983, Antonio still continued to pastor to and mentor many people. He read his Bible, often from cover to cover, and could quote any scripture. He loved singing, especially the old time hymns. He had every verse of every song memorized and knew them by heart. Antonio married Anita Toscano Franco on Oct. 28, 1989. They had 23 glorious years together. He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Maria, on June 8, 1981; all of his siblings; his son in-law, Alfredo Gonzalez; and stepson, Antonio (Tony) Toscano; Those left to cherish, Antonio's memory include his wife, Anita; daughters, Eunice Garcia (Raul), Hogla Tyler (Lewis) of Edingburg, Elma Gonzalez of Sinton, and Egla Washburn (Douglas) of Virginia; stepchildren, Rachel Harmon (David) of Lubbock, Jesus Toscano (Marian) of Dallas, Jo Anna Franco York of Virginia; stepdaughter in-law, Lisa Toscano of Florida; grandchildren, Tirzah Tyler, Tamara Conn (Spencer), Yaxkin Garcia, Nathan (Jennifer), and Tonia Martino (Paul); stepgrandchildren, David Harmon Jr., Samuel Toscano, Lena Toscano, Alexa Toscano, Antonio J Toscano, Timothy DeWitt, Sarah Dooley (Luke), and Angela York; and three great-grandsons. Condolences may be offered at

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 21, 2013
Antonio Castro Castillo
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5740 West 19th Street | Lubbock, TX 79407 | (806) 791-6200
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