Jose Adan Castillo, resident of Hobbs, NM, formerly of Seminole, TX passed away on Friday, September 7 after a short illness at the age of 89 years. Jose Adan was born on July 6, 1929 in Ruidosa, TX to Librado and Cruz Castillo. Many of his formative years were spent in Mexico and as he grew older he spent time in transit between Mexico and Texas. On one of these visits to Mexico he met his beloved wife, Eduvijes. The young couple settled in Texas and raised a large family.
Jose Adan was a man of his time; tough, stubborn, independent, and fiercely loyal. He was true to the standards of husband and father set for him by his parents. He loved the outdoors, he loved growing things, and he loved horses - which he maintained and rode until just a few years ago.
He will be sadly missed by his eight sons and daughters; Emilio Castillo, Jessica Gonzales, Elodia Ponce, Elia Selander, Librado Castillo, Adelia Martinez, Elida Jimenez, Elvia Lechuga; twenty Grandchildren; and numerous Great-Grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Eduvijes.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 11, with a Rosary starting at 7:00 PM at Griffin Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Jose Adan will be held on Wednesday, September 12, at 10 AM at St. Helena Catholic Church.
“Thunder when I grab your rein, we’ll be in that storm again
These old boot heels in your side
Hanging on for one last ride”… Last Rodeo Kix Brooks
Mr Castillo, was my next door neighbor, was always friendly, my wife and I were pounding steel fence post in the ground to put up a barbed wire fence, very hot that day, Mr Castillo came out and joined us to help, he was at least 30 years older than me, I told him we better quit it was to hot, I thought he would quit but he kept going so we all kept going taking turns until we were finished, wow 750 feet of fence was put up that day, the man had no quit in him, made a lasting impression on me and my family, will never forget what he taught us that day, rest in peace Mr Castillo you deserve a rest , probably wont quit in heaven either he will keep busy for Jesus.
Robert BoyntonHobbs, NM
My deepest condolences to all the family. May uncle Adan rest in peace. I will keep you all in my prayers, as I know the pain of loosing a loved one first hand. May the Lord give y'all comfort and acceptance in this time of hurt.
Hortencia Villegas (Ojeda)
Hortencia Villegas (Ojeda)Midland, TX
Rest in peace Mr. Castillo. You will be an angel in the sky. I loved spending time with you at all the family events and you were always at the softball fields every night. Watching and cheering for everyone. You always watched my games, Bill's games and our children's games. May the Castillo family have strength to get through this hard time. I send my love and lots of prayers. He was a great man. Be at peace with your wife Apa. Love Lela.
Lela MahanMesa, AZ