JAMES MANUEL CASTRO
November 26th, 1944 – July 21st, 2022
James Manuel Castro, age 77, passed away on Thursday, July 21st in San Antonio, Texas. Born November 26, 1944 in Stockton, California to Ramon L. Castro and Jovita Sanchez. He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Gloria B. Castro; son, James (Jamie) J. Castro; sisters Mary Moreno, Lydia Gallardo, Carmen Lopez and brother Manuel Garcia.
He is survived by his daughters Joann (Kim) Rowley & April (Roel) Mendoza, grandchildren Alexandra Rowley and Logan Rowley, sister Jennie Sotelo and brothers Robert (Linda) Castro and Ray (Vicki) Castro.
James was a generous man who took extreme pride in his daughters and grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and wood working. During his years living in Weiser, he and his wife attended St. Agnes Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Lion's club. James traveled the world as a member of the US Air Force and US Army, from which he retired after 26 years of service. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star with Valor, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver and one Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and Air Force Longevity Service Award.
Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home.