Raymond Ira Casto

Raymond Ira Casto, 90, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, W.Va., passed away April 25, 2014, in Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood.

He was born April 4, 1924, in Given, W.Va., a son of the late Winfield Scott and Evelyn (Rollins) Casto.

His wife, Irene Leone (Williams) Casto; brothers, Hartford, Russell and Racil Casto; sisters, Pearly Casto and Glenva Donohew; and an infant sibling also preceded him in death.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Ravenswood VFW Post #6669. He served his country during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He was a former employee for Farmers Building and Loan, Ravenswood, land man for Peake Energy and Chem Gas, real estate appraiser and draftsman. He attended Independent United Brethren Church, Ravenswood. He enjoyed flying.

Survivors include his sons, Danny Ray (Cindy) Casto, Joe Michael (Sandy) Casto and Leslie Scott Casto, all of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Bettina (Casto) Hersman, Caleb Casto, Seth Casto and Jessica Casto; and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, with Pastor Anton Hager officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Given, W.Va. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the funeral home.

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