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David Byron Casteel

David Byron Casteel, 75, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. He was the son of the late Capt. Byron David Casteel, MD, U.S Navy and Eileen Josephine Casteel.

He served in the U.S Marine Corps in Vietnam. He worked at the Portsmouth Police Department from 1973-1980, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Department from 1980-1988 and the Suffolk Sheriff’s Department from 1988-1992.

David is survived by his wife of 27 years, Anita G. Casteel; daughters, Michele Dunning (Bubba) and Suzanne Dillard (Rob); six grandchildren and one great grandchild due in May; brothers, Michael T. Casteel of Las Vegas, NV, Phillip O. Casteel (JoAnn) of Fairfax, VA, Paul Casteel (Song) of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Dianne Cole (Ray) of Stafford, VA and four nephews and one niece and a special friend, James Boone.

He loved and protected his family and was there for us always. He was the love of my life; my best friend and I am so thankful for having been his wife. We will be together again.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery on September 15, 2020 at 3 PM. The family will gather at 2 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street and go in procession to the cemetery. R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory in Suffolk will be handling the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at RWBakerfh.com.

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So sorry to hear of your husbands passing.

Kenny Griffin May 13 2021 12:00 AM

I have many fond memories having worked with Dave in Portsmouth when I was an auxiliary officer. We faced a drunk woman armed with a revolver. Somehow, we managed to cover each other and affect an arrest without injury. Dave was a super guy and I will never forget him. Anita, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you and the family the best during these trying times. RIP Dave.

Wally Bunker May 13 2021 12:00 AM

This is sad news. We are sorry for your loss. We thank him for his service to our country. May he rest in peace.

Helen Bunch Crolley May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your husband.

Linda Head McDonough May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Semper Fi Marine, Rip.

A. Marine May 13 2021 12:00 AM