Jubentino Lopez Castro (J.L.) went to be with our Heavenly Father on January 6, 2019. He rejoices with the Lord Jesus Christ and all of his loved ones who departed before him. J. L. Castro’s service will be held at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers in Lubbock, Texas on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10 am. Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Lake Ridge Chapel. The funeral service will be officiated by Fred Smith and Rev. Joe Lopez, his son-in-law and pastor of Hispana Baptist Church in Lubbock. He will be interred at the Green Memorial Park in Wilson, Texas. He was faithful member of Hispana Baptist Church of Lubbock, Texas and served in the church all of his life. J.L. Castro leaves a legacy of devotion to his family and church.
J. L. Castro was born on August 11, 1926 in Aspermont, Texas to Bonifacio and Guadalupe Castro, where he grew up on a farm there and worked alongside his siblings to farm cotton. In 1944, he joined the United States Navy and served until 1946. Upon his return from his military service, J. L. married Eloisa Lopez on April 18, 1948. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2018. In October 1-3, 2014, he was blessed to join the South Plains Honor Flight that visited Washington, DC along with his son Daniel Castro and grandson, Matthew Castro.
J.L. Castro is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Albert Castro, Lupe Castro, Juanita Martinez and Esther Ibarra.
He is survived by his wife, Eloisa Castro; 4 children, Amelinda Sanchez and husband, Richard of Lubbock; Delmira Lopez and husband, Joe of Lubbock; Evelina Baker and husband, Clark of Lewisville, TX; and Danny Castro and wife, Mary of Lubbock; 7 grandchildren, Geoffrey (Jessamine) and Justin (Michele) Lopez; Clarissa Garcia (Eli); Ryan and Troy Baker; Matthew and Stephen Castro; 6 great-grandchildren, Jaren and Aven Garcia; Calla and Ezra Lopez; Gretchen and Garrison Lopez; siblings, Carmen and Vicenta Castro; Abel Castro (Teresa); Anna Vaca (Caleb); Martha Sanchez (Eddie); Isaac Castro (Julia), Barney Castro, and Becky Silva (Josue); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family greatly appreciates the prayerful support of all his family and friends and the many medical professionals who took care of him throughout his illness. Although J. L. Castro will be missed, we are assured that we will someday see him again. But until then, he is resting in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Flowers may be sent or donations will be graciously accepted to Hispana Baptist Church of Lubbock, Texas in loving memory of J. L. Castro.