He resided in Oak Ridge, TN and worked at K25 until it was shut down. He then was employed at Holston Army Ammunition Plant from 1961 until retirement in 1987 for 30 years of service.
Gordon was preceded in death by his loving wife and best friend Jessie Ruth Casto and his parents Gordy Oshal and Mary King Maxwell Casto and his brother Charles I. Casto.
Surviving are his children Earl G. Casto of Jonesborough, TN: daughter Mary Casto Lyle and husband Rocky of Pinehurst, TX; 3 grandchildren Monica Lyle of New Braunfels; Rockford Derek Lyle and wife Marilu Calvillo Lyle of Cypress, TX; Jessa Casto of Kingsport, TN and 2 great-grandchildren, Adarian Maxwell and Stori Ryelle of Kingsport and sister Margaret Delores Sala of Black Canyon City, AZ.
Gordon was a WW II veteran and served in Germany and France. He was in the 4th Armored Division, 51st Armed Infantry Battalion. He was in combat in Germany from the early 40’s and was also in the ASA during 1947 until 1950.
Gordon was a 50 plus year member of the Masonic Lodge, most presently Sinking Creek #575.
He enjoyed his retirement and traveled across country and into Canada with Jessie. His favorite thing was sitting on his porch and visiting with those who stopped by to talk.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on Friday, January 5, 2018 in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral and Cremation Services.
Masonic Rites will be accorded by Sinking Creek Masonic Lodge #575 F & AM at 5:30 pm. The Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor David Salley.
A Graveside and Committal Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Oak Hill Memorial Park in the Garden of Mediation. Full military honors will be conducted by The American Legion Hammond Post #3 and Gate City Post #265.
The family expresses special thanks to the wonderful and caring staff of Life Care Center of Gray.
The care of Gordon Maxwell Casto and his family has been entrusted to the staff of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.