Alejandro (Alex) Castaneda Sr.

Published 6:22 pm Friday, December 25, 2015

  Memorial services for Alejandro (Alex) Castaneda Sr., 70, of New Llano, Louisiana will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 28, 2015, at the Saint Michael Catholic Church in Leesville, Louisiana. Burial will follow in the Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

  Visitation will be held Sunday, December 27th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm with a Rosary Service at 6:00pm.

   Alex, the son of Cenobio and Carmen Maria Fabela Castaneda, was born August 11th, 1945, in Port Arthur, Texas. He passed away peacefully Monday, December 21st, 2015 at his New Llano home.

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   Mr. Castaneda served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran, having served multiple tours and earning multiple citations and awards, to include a Bronze Star for Valor.  He retired after 22 years of service as an E-7, Sergeant First Class. He then retired with Lockheed Martin at Fort Polk. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #387 and a lifetime member of VFW Post #3106. He was an avid mechanic, rebuilding older vehicles and he was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

   He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Francis Jerene Guthrie Castaneda of New Llano; sons’s Alex Castaneda Jr. of Fort Worth, TX; Chris Castaneda and wife, Sarah of Lafayette, La; Simon Castaneda of New Llano, La; and Haden Castaneda also of New Llano.  Brothers:  Jessie Castaneda and wife Helen of Bridge City, TX; Simon Castaneda of Port Arthur, TX and Sister: Ampero Capallera and husband Ceasar of Beaumont, TX.

   Nine Grandchildren and one Great Granddaughter

   Words of comfort may be expressed to the Castaneda Family at