Obituary: Marvin Travis Castleberry


Marvin Travis Castleberry was born July 7, 1931, at Flag, Ark.

Travis served in the United States Army from 1957-1959.

After serving his country, he moved back to his farm at Flag. In 1961, he married a pretty little girl from Fox, Juanice Holland Castleberry, and started a family.

They lived on his farm in Flag until 1966 when they moved to Fox.

During their life together, they had two children. The first, a son, died at birth.

Travis held many titles in his lifetime. Farmer, school bus driver for Timbo School District, employee at Flint Rock Shirt factory, a butcher at NuWay Foods, but his most loved titles were husband, father, and grandpa.

Travis was an active member, Deacon, and Sunday School Teacher at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Fox. Travis had a sincere love for his Lord and Savior. One thing he knew without a shadow of a doubt was that “with God” all things are possible. He loved his church and looked upon the members as his brothers and sisters, and they completed his family.

Travis was preceded in death by his loving wife, Juanice, his parents, Wayne and Clema Barnes Castleberry, and an infant son, Michael Allen Castleberry.

Travis is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ronda and Clint West of Fox, grandchildren, Jay and Emily Pepper, Valerie West, and Emily West; great-grandchildren, Brennen Pepper and Ellanie Pepper, brother-in-law Danny Holland and wife Jennifer, and Niece Jeanette Solomon. He also leaves behind his church family and many friends and extended family.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Fox Community Cemetery with Brother Kenny Kendrick, Daryl Pitts, and his cousin John Berry officiating.

Pallbearers are Jason Kocher, Peyton Kendrick, Kollin Kendrick, Jacob Carlton, Dwight Davis, and Tony Shannon. Honorary pallbearers are Chester Sitton, Junior Harness, Burl Gammill, Don Lock, and Harold Hicks.

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