William D. “Don” Castleman Headed West

SSS member Don Castleman, 82, born September 15, 1934 in Olney, TX to Luther W. and Bonita Castleman, passed away September 19th in Payson, AZ. He completed high school at Arlington Heights High School in Ft. Worth, TX, and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from North Texas State College in Denton, TX.

While in college he was the Cadet Wing Commander of a 300 member Air Force ROTC unit and was recognized as a member of the Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and was honored to be accepted in the Blue Key National Honorary Society.

After college he served as a USAF F-100 Fighter Pilot based at Misawa, George, Homestead , and Luke AFB, deploying to 34 different countries. He obtained an MBA from Arizona State University and began a career in the savings and loan/mortgage business, and then started two businesses of his own in the Phoenix area. He finished his last four working years selling residential and commercial real estate at ERA Young Realty in Payson, AZ.

He was a past Lieutenant Governor and life member of Kiwanis International, a member of the Payson Elks, Payson Mens Golf Association, past president of Zane Grey Shrine Club and Rim Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He served three years as the Chairman of Gila County Republican Party.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, and two sons, Mark and Craig. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to through El Zaribah Shrine Center, 552 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85508 – See more at: Https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/paysonroundup/obituary.aspx?n=william-d-castleman-don&pid=181624788#sthash.BEBCTh9Z.dpuf