In Memory of Sam Louis Casteel

Sam Louis Casteel

  • Birth Date: November 14, 1955
  • Death Date: March 14, 2018


It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel Louis Casteel announces his passing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the age of 62. Sam will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years Mary Anne and his children Fallon Elaine and Madysn Glynn. Sam will also be fondly remembered by his two grandsons Tanner Steel (Cowboy) and Joshua Dean (Pinhead) and his granddog Kevin.

He is survived by his sister Lily Wood and husband Larry, brothers Roy Casteel and Junior Casteel and wife Connie, several nieces and nephews, and numerous family and friends who love him.

Sam is preceded in death by his father Rev. E.H. Casteel, mother Mary Casteel, and brothers Glen Casteel, Tom Casteel, and John Casteel.

A minister’s son, Sam grew up traveling to different places and attending many schools. Wrestling was his all-time favorite sport, and he competed for Stilwell High School. He graduated from Vian High School in 1973.

Sam began his career as a surveyor for the state of Oklahoma and was a dedicated employee for four years. For the next eleven years, Sam was employed at Kerr McGee and worked with the A Shift Crew. The A Shift Crew quickly became friends and formed a brotherhood that was everlasting. His hard work led to his promotion as supervisor. Finally, after leaving Kerr McGee, Sam joined Hearon Steel in Muskogee where he started flipping rebar. His exceptional work ethic led to a promotion as supervisor once again and then a move to sales. He was with the company for 25 years.

Sam never knew a lazy day nor an idle hand. That just wasn’t the cowboy way. Time spent at The Farm was his slice of Heaven on this earth. He could always be found hunting for the next Big Buck, fishing with his grandsons, playing with Kevin, building campfires with the guys, and checking on the horses and cows. The Farm was his home away from home where Sam and Bub were able to enjoy a way of life as close to Gus and Call as they could.

Family was of the utmost importance to Sam, and he took his role as provider seriously. His daughters were his world, and he was extremely proud of Punk and Sissy from day one. From playing ball with Fallon to dance recitals with Mady, Sam was his daughters’ biggest fan. He had a generous heart when it came to his girls and never asked his wife how much it cost.

Services for Sam will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 2 pm at Blackgum Baptist Church with Bro. Dale Ritter presiding. Burial at Box Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Tanner Barnes, Jeremy Casteel, Kevin Casteel, Scott Casteel, Michael Casteel, and Bub Morris

Honorary Pallbearers: Joshua Barnes, Jeff Henning, Zach Beineman, Steve Casteel, Ron Casteel, Robert Casteel, Larry Vickers, Chad Sutton, Brad Morris, and Adam Morris

“O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,

The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won…” – Walt Whitman

Funeral services have been entrusted to the Forever Memories Funeral Service, Sallisaw.

Message from Loren and Karen Cook

Our deepest sympathy to you all.

Message from The Coleman's

Dear Mary Ann, Fallon, and Mady,
We were so saddened to hear about Sam's passing, and we want you to know that our hearts are breaking for all of you! At a time like this words seem inadequate, but please know tonight there are prayers ascending from our home to you and your extended family.

May God's eternal light shine on Sam and his memory forever.
Our love always,
Franque & John

Message from Lola Wright -Edwards

So sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Message from Nan and Joe Newnum

You are all so loved! Sam was a fantastic husband father and grandfather— a great example for all. We will be greatly missed by all who knew him. You are all in our prayers continually. Prayers for comfort and peace. ????????????????????????????????????

Message from Ralph Casteel Jr

I never got to mee Sam . But, I heard many great things about him.
Glad to be looking forward to meeting him in Heaven.
I grieve and weep with the loved ones left

Thanks to Jesus for the gift of eternal life

Message from Lanny Gibson

So very sorry to hear of Sams passing. He was a true friend. He was one of the most stand up individuals I ever met. He was always there for anyone who needed advice or anything. Sam will truly be missed.

Message from Linda Cox

I am so sorry to hear about Sam. We will not be able to attend his service because of previous plans. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Message from Barbara Dunlap

I am so very sorry to hear about Sam. My prayers are with you.

Message from Amy Craig Flores

My heart is saddened for the Casteel family. My prayers for comfort are with you all.

Message from Lola Anderson Rogers

So sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Message from Cheryl Riggs

Mary Ann, Fallon and Macy. I am so very sorry for the loss and pain that you are feeling now. May God comfort you I pray.

Message from Jeannie Reichert

Mary Ann,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Jeannie

Message from Kasey (Harris) Grant

Dearest Mrs Casteel, I have just heard about Sam. Our hearts are breaking for you. We are so very sorry.

Much Love and Prayers,
Kasey, Brandy, Jeff, Joe,
Audra, and Meg.