Wayne Casteel, 79, of Lucien, Oklahoma, was the son of Howard Thomas and Nettie Velma (Roberts) Casteel. He was born July 29, 1933 on the Casteel
family farm in Marshall, Oklahoma and died December 31, 2012 at OU Medical Center in Edmond, Oklahoma.
He was a 1951 graduate of Covington High School. Wayne served his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, spending 16 months in Germany.
Wayne married his best friend and sweetheart, Martha Ann Stotts on June 3, 1956 at the Pleasant Hill Church south of Covington, Oklahoma.
Wayne started his career in 1949 but he began auctioneering in Noble County in 1958. He opened his auctioneer/real estate office in 1970. He has been in the real estate business since he was sixteen years old.
Wayne has ridden his horse in the Cherokee Strip Parade every year since 1956, being named the Parade Marshall in 2010.
In, 1964, he was instrumental in developing the rural water district in Noble County. Wayne was an avid supporter of the FFA programs in several communities.
Wayne received his American Farmer Degree.
He enjoyed raising cattle and ranching along with his auctioneering and selling real estate, but above all he loved spending time with his family and many friends.
Wayne was a member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion, IOOF Lodge and the VFW. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lucien, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Chisholm Trail Expo Coliseum, 111 W. Purdue, Enid, Oklahoma. Rev. Tommy Donaldson will officiate. Rev. Ruth Atterbury and Rev. Martin Foster will assist. Interment will be at McGuire Cemetery, Lucien, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma.
Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2013 at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma.
Memorials may be made to the Wayne Casteel Memorial Scholarship fund in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Perry, Oklahoma 73077.
Wayne is survived by wife, Martha of the home; four sons, Marty Casteel and his wife, Stacy of Lucien, Oklahoma, Mark Casteel of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Mike Casteel of Lucien, Oklahoma, Micky Casteel and his wife, Susan of Englewood, Florida; one daughter, Marnita Rupp and her husband, Kory of Marshall, Oklahoma; eighteen grandchildren, Marty Casteel of Perry, Oklahoma, Micheal Casteel and his wife, Crystal of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Colton Casteel of Edmond, Oklahoma, Kaylee Casteel and JD Wayne Casteel both of Lucien, Oklahoma, Laci Mier and her husband, Arthur of Marshall, Oklahoma, Karim Kokojan and her husband, Josh of Waukomis, Oklahoma, Brandon Casteel and his wife, Lindsay of Perry, Oklahoma, Ryan Ross and his wife, Jessica of Mooreland, Oklahoma, Kylie Coker of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Jessica Casteel and Cody Casteel of Englewood, Florida, TJ Casteel and his wife, Bonnie of Lucien, Oklahoma, Kasey Casteel and Roxann Hunt of Lucien, Oklahoma, Kandis Rupp, Bryon Rupp and Riley Rupp all of Marshall, Oklahoma; fifteen great-grandkids, Kadyn Casteel, Korbyn Casteel and Kyzar Casteel all of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Ali Mier and Gabe Mier of Marshall, Oklahoma, Kason Kokojan and Layne Kokojan of Waukomis, Oklahoma, Lexi Kuykendall, Ethan Ross, Kelsey Ross all of Mooreland, Oklahoma, Saylor Gallaway, Briar Gallaway and Sutton Gallaway all of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Matthew Sink of Englewood, Florida, Matt Douglas Casteel of Lucien, Oklahoma; two sisters, Ruth Kingery of Witchita, Kansas; Martha Olmstead and her husband, Buell of Covington, Oklahoma.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Nettie Casteel; one son, Matt Douglas Casteel; one brother, Charles Jay; one sister, Ruby Branson.
Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guestbook at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.