Charlie Castillo of Odessa, Texas passed away surrounded by his loving wife and family on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the age of 42 due to complications of COVID-19. He fought so very hard to win this battle so he could come home to his family, but in the end he took the hand of God and is no longer suffering. He is at peace and in the presence of his Lord and Savior now. He was a Christian Catholic man. There are no words to describe the heartache and broken hearts his absence has left. The impact of losing Charlie is beyond difficult. He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandson, cousin, uncle, god father, compadre, and friend.
Charlie was born on April 14, 1979 to Lalo and Mellie Castillo. He also has a brother (Adrian) and sister (Ruby).
He met and fell in love with the one who won his heart and said he was going to marry her one day. On June 15, 2002, he married the love of his life, Reshall. They were later blessed with their beautiful children whom he loved dearly and knew how uniquely special each of them was. His children were everything to him and went out of his way to give them what they needed and wanted. He always provided for his family and did his best to give them the life he felt they deserved. Charlie could be found on the sidelines, in the stands, or wherever his children needed him to be. He was unendingly proud of all of his children and encouraged them to pursue their life dreams and instilled in them a mentality that they could do anything in life with hard work and perseverance. He loved his family unconditionally with all his heart and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them. Charlie loved the Lord and always looked to his Heavenly Father for guidance. He was a smart man with the ambition of making a better life for his family through hard work and was passionate about his business.
His goal was to reach the top of that Ladder of Success no matter the obstacles that came his way.
He was the operations manager for the Permian Region at Strata Innovative Solutions - Midland, Tx. and recently celebrated his 8th year with Strata in February 2022.
He was also the co-business owner of Cal-Fab LLC with his brother, Adrian Castillo (co-owner)and his father, Lalo Castillo (co-owner).
Charlie had the honor of being his big brother’s (Adrian) best man at his wedding. These were Charlie’s words he spoke to his brother that day…“From the day I walked and talked, you were my first hero, my favorite football player, my favorite baseball player, but not my favorite ladies man( heartbreaker). I’m so grateful that the Lord has allowed me to have a brother like you and I know you are thankful for me. Thank you for showing me the many roads of life and for having my back when I most needed you. We have had our moments and we still fight like kids, especially at work. I wouldn’t have it any other way. You’re a great leader, you have an untouched work ethic, and a cool demeanor. Thank you for the gray hair. Our ride at Longhorn has been a blessing, not just career wise, but because we get to see each other every day. It’s been awesome, you know! Bro, I want to thank you for being a great man in my life. I’m proud of you and I’m proud that you’re my brother.” His heartfelt words says it all…perfect!!
Those who knew Charlie know he was a humble man with a Heart of Gold. He never met a stranger and always tried to help others in any way he could. He wore a big smile, gave the best, gentle, bear hugs and spoke from his heart openly. He was kind and wasn’t ashamed to shed a tear when needed. He was strong yet loving, serious yet funny and made the best goofy faces that made you laugh. He really enjoyed getting together with his family and the many friends he had in his life. He lived his life to the fullest. He had a talent for making the best BBQ and then some, he had an appreciation for good food, he loved joking and laughing with everyone. He looked forward to his Tia’s homemade Christmas goodies every year and she always called him her Charlie Boy. He was a die-hard fan of his Dallas Cowboys and U.T. Longhorns…WooHoo!!!
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jozelynn Varela Castillo; his maternal grandfather - Crispin Rayos and his maternal grandmother - Natividad Lerma.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Reshall Castillo and the beautiful children they shared together - Kyrstin Castillo, Kannon Castillo, Aubree Castillo, Kason Castillo, Kaleb Castillo. He also leaves behind his beautiful daughter, Mia Castillo Lara. His parents - Lalo and Mellie Castillo; brother - Adrian Castillo (Becky); sister - Ruby Solis (James); nieces - Gabriella and Ava Solis; nephews - Devin and Darian Solis; paternal grandmother - Nana Castillo; paternal grandfather - Alfredo Castillo; mother in law - Patricia (Patsy) Morrow; father in law - Barry Morrow; father in law - Robert Hernandez, Sr.; brother in law - Robert Hernandez, Jr. (Alma); brother in law - Eric Hernandez; sister in law - Crystal Mendoza ( Debiasie); grandmother - Valentina Hernandez; grandfather - Benny Hernandez and last but not least, many nieces, nephews, god children, aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends whom he loved with all his heart.
Serving as pallbearers are Devin Solis, James Solis, Efrain Ramirez, Robert Hernandez, Jr., Joe Venegas, Edward Mata, Darren Watkins, and Pete Terrazas.
Charlie, you were taken away from us prematurely and a piece of our hearts go with you. You are sincerely missed already, you will always be loved by us, and you will always live on in our hearts and thoughts through the cherished memories that were created with you. We know through our faith and God’s grace that you are in His amazing and beautiful presence now. A place where you are resting in peace and no longer suffering. May God’s perpetual light shine upon you and may you enjoy eternal life in heaven.
John 3:15…”That whosoever believes in Jesus Christ shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
***WE LOVE YOU AND WE’ll SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR!!!!
The Castillo family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone for all your love, prayers and support during this very difficult time.
***A SPECIAL REQUEST FROM THE CASTILLO FAMILY….
Charlie’s favorite color was navy blue and as a tribute to him we are asking that you wear navy blue instead of black. Thank you in advance for your loving participation.
***Masks are required as you enter the funeral home***
Visitation on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel located at 1040 S. Dixie Blvd./ Odessa, Texas. A Rosary will be offered on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. also at Martinez Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Odessa, Texas.