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William R. “Billy” Casteel

William R. “Billy” Casteel, age 80, of Irvington, KY formerly of Athens, AL passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his residence.

Billy was born February 4, 1940 in Athens, AL to the late Marvin Alvurn Casteel and Annie Lura Howard Casteel. His son, Stephan Casteel preceded him in death.

Billy was a barber by day and a musician by night. He started playing music when he was in high school and had the opportunity to play with music legends such as Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Billy loved his music.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia A. Casteel of Irvington, KY; son, Cris (Angie) Casteel of Rogersville, AL; brother, Morris “Dale” Casteel of Athens, AL; step-children, Louie K. Simmons, Jr. , Robert Davey (Stacy) Simmons, both of Irvington and Melissa Ann (Phillip) Henderson of Harvest, AL; 7 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

The family has chosen cremation and no services are scheduled at this time. Alexander Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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