Fred Benjamin Castleberry, Jr., age 85, of Rocky, died Monday, December 28, 2015 in Mena. He was born on Saturday, October 11, 1930 to Fred Benjamin Sr. and Rebecca Stiger Castleberry in Orangeburg. Fred joined the United States Navy in 1948 and served 8 and 11 months then in 1957 he joined the United States Air Force and served 13 years until his retirement in May of 1970. In 1969, Fred move to Mena and finished raising his family. Fred was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Fred is survived by, daughter, Pamela and husband Marc Lawyer of Fountain Inn; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Castleberry; son, Michael Castleberry; one brother and five sisters.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at the Mount Gilead Cemetery in Rocky with Brother Ron Tilley officiating and under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. There will be no visitation.