Gary Dean Casto, 70, of Evans, WV, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at his home following a brief illness.

   He was born June 5, 1947, in Ripley, WV, a son of the late Clyde and Verda Cleo (Stover) Casto.

   He was a Vietnam Army veteran and recipient of two purple hearts. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 5501 Ripley, WV. Gary worked construction for many years with Tri-County Builders, Evans, WV and was a former crane operator for Valley Brook Concrete, Millwood, WV. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, dancing and socializing with his friends.

Survivors include his longtime girl friend Peggy Darrough of Evans; aunt, Macy DeWeese of Evans and several cousins.

   Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Elmer Miller officiating and military honors by the Jackson County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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