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Calvin Casteel | 1958-2018

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Calvin Casteel

Calvin “Soopa Dave” Casteel, 59, of Newark, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Decatur.

Graveside service is noon Monday, Jan. 22, at Aurora Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown.

He was born Dec. 2, 1958, in Dallas to Pleasant and Mary Jo Shaddox Casteel. Dave grew up in Newark and attended Northwest ISD. He worked for Trackmaster Fabricators for over 40 years with his closest friend, George W. Fields. Together they built race cars and raced at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, where he holds the world record for World’s Fastest Coupe at 305.607 mph.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his mother; sons Kristopher B. Casteel and Dusty R. Casteel; sisters JoAnn, Frances, Wanda, Janie, Kathy, B.J and Ruthie; brother Max; grandson Tuff; and closest friend George W. Fields.

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