Blonda E. Casto 81 of Ripley passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at Charleston Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

He was born July 20, 1932 at Gay, Jackson County, a son of the late Lloyd and Virgie Thomas Casto. He attended the Elk Fork Church in Gay. He worked many years delivering gas for Straley Gas Service and retired from the State of West Virginia with the office of Weights and Measures.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Lloyd Erwin Casto and a brother –in-law Woodie Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Marie Hickman Casto; son Ricky Casto of Ripley; daughter Wendy (Ron) Crawford of Millwood; grandson Heath Casto; sister Audell Davis of Deerfield Beach, FL and sister-in-law Ava Casto of Lake City, FL.

Funeral Service will be 11 am Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Pastor Mark Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests you "Send and Angel." Marie has always taken angels to her friends that are sick to provide them comfort. Please send to the family or to someone special to you.

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