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Dana Anthony Castillo

August 27, 1961 ~ February 26, 2020 (age 58)


Dana Anthony Castillo

SANTA FE - Mr. Dana Anthony Castillo passed from this life Wednesday morning, February 26, 2020, in Texas City.

Dana was born in Galveston on August 27, 1961 to Jesse and Lupe (Perez) Castillo. Although he was one of the middle children, his personality always stuck out. Dana was a huge jokester who was always finding new ways to prank family and friends. It was impossible to not laugh around
Dana, he was a big kid with a big heart. Dana was the kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. He loved animals, especially his rescue pups, his family and his church. He was a devout Catholic who was a member at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for his entire life as
well as the ACTS team. Dana was also a proud team member of the Original Santa Fe Hell Raiser Cook Team and spent some time volunteering at the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Department.

His body may have slowed him down physically but his love for life and others were always a priority. We know our country boy is in heaven dancing and having a good ‘ole honky tonk time – like he loved so much.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse V. Castillo; beloved pup, Collin; grandparents, Louis and Claudia Perez, Lupe and Eulalio Vargas.

Survivors include his mother, Lupe (Perez) Castillo; sons, Darrell Castillo, Brad Castillo and wife, Kayla, Matthew Johnson and wife, Jessica; sisters, Angela Robinson and husband, Greg, Wanda Sanchez and husband, Jose, Diana Fleming and husband, Brian; brother, Robert Castillo
and wife, Amanda; grandchildren, Emilia Castillo, Samantha Castillo, Karley Castillo, Karson Castillo, Wyatt Johnson, Mindy Johnson; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with Reverend David Harris, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Alta Loma Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Beaux Castillo, Gus Sanchez, Aaron Sanchez, John Robinson, Nick Eakes, Anthony Hinojosa and Alejandro Ramos.

Honorary Pallbearers will be The Original Santa Fe Hell Raiser Cook Team.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock, TX with a vigil starting at 7:00 p.m. followed by a rosary at 7:30 p.m. recited by Don LeCompte

Dana’s sudden passing has been difficult for the family emotionally and financially. Should you choose to memorialize Dana in the form of donations, please call Hayes Funeral Home (409) 925-3501. Your donation towards funeral expenses could help ease the family’s burden.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dana Anthony Castillo, please visit our floral store.


March 2, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hayes Funeral Home Chapel
10412 Highway Six
Hitchcock, Texas 77563

Mass of Christian Burial
March 3, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
10114 Highway Six
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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