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William Clyde Castor
04 Nov 1919 - 17 Jan 2007
Woodward News
19 Jan 2007, Pg 3


William C. "Doc" Castor, 87-year-old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 in the Woodward Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Kurzel officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the United States Army.

William Clyde Castor was born on Nov. 4, 1919 in Clayton, New Mexico to Jacob Thompson and Clara Ester (Wreath) Castor. The family moved to Mangum when Doc was four years of age. In 1933 they moved to Mutual where Doc attended the Mutual schools. He joined the United States Army on Sept. 23, 1941 and served in the European Theatre. Doc earned the rank of Sergeant and received the Silver Service Star, Bronze Service Star and the Bronze Arrowhead. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 30, 1945. After his discharge he returned to Mutual and opened a laundrymat and café which later became J.E. Adams Grocery. Doc was united in marriage to Ramona JoAnn Smith on Aug. 3, 1957 in Woodward, Oklahoma. They made their home in Woodward. Doc worked for Harris Refrigeration and Plumbing before starting his own business in the early 1960's, Castor Plumbing and Heating. Doc continued working until he was 70 years of age.

Doc was a member of the Mutual Christian Church. He loved fishing, gardening, yard work and being with his family.

He is survived by two sons, Doug Castor of Woodward; Troy Castor and wife Theresa of Velma; daughter-in-law Brenda Smith of Woodward; grandchildren, Bryan Castor of Velma; Jimmie Castor of Velma; Tiffani Castor of Duncan; Karsten and Cheri Ludwig of Wichita, Kan.; Chris and Debby Baker of Sharon; great-grandchildren, Christina Baker; Kandice Baker; Dustin Baker all of Sharon; two brothers, Ernest Castor and wife Grace of Woodward; C.W. Castor and wife Ella of Chester; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents, his wife JoAnn, one son Joe Smith, three daughters, Margaret Ann, Jeannie Flores and Peggy Kizer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Research with the funeral home accepting the contributions.


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