Clyde Dallas Castle
Clyde Dallas Castle
  • January 8, 1939 - November 24, 2017
  • Newport News, Virginia

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Clyde Dallas Castle, 78, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was a native of Gary, West Virginia and resided in Hampton and Newport News for 60 years. Clyde was a nuclear welder for 30 years at Newport News Shipbuilding. He was a devoted member of New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church. He loved camping, gardening, Tidewater Volkswagen meet ups, and never met a stranger in his outings with family and friends. He was always helping others with even the smallest task like serving coffee at church activities.

Clyde is preceded in death by his parents, Nannie and Luther Castle; first wife, Joan Gail Castle; son, Clyde D. Castle, Jr.; daughter, Connie Diane Fail; and his second wife, Violet Kathy Castle. He is survived by three sisters, Ruby (Gordon) Napier, Jean C. Brewer, and Janis Sharon (Kenneth) Hayes; step-daughter, Peggy (Rev. Daniel) Campbell; step-son, David McMillian; son-in-law, Donald Fail; three granddaughters, Melissa, Makayla, and Makenzie Fail; step-granddaughter, Rebekah Campbell Bell; two step-great-grandchildren, Shiloh and Tristan Bell. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friend, Elsie Holt; his devoted fur baby, "Ginger"; lifetime friends, Roy and Ellen Sullivan, Earnest and Linda Leftwich, Bertie Walters, Laurie Gardner, Brenda Rajniak; and many other devoted friends.

The family will receive friends 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home with a celebration of Dallas' life to follow at 2:00 pm in the funeral home. Interment will be at Parklawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church, 80 Groome Road, Newport News, Virginia 23601.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff, Dr. Mattern, Dr. Tian, nurses, and Maria, Kelly, and Brenda at Virginia Oncology Associates off of Loftis Boulevard for their outstanding care of "Mr. Clyde". Thank you also to the Riverside Oncology 5th Floor nurses and staff that provided Clyde and family the professional and most compassionate care possible. And also thanks to Personal Touch for providing care earlier this year.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.