of Morrilton, AR
September 8, 1938 - December 10, 2022
Cecil 'Gene' Casto, 84, of Morrilton, Arkansas passed away on December 10, 2022 in Conway, Arkansas. He was born September 22, 1938 in the Chimes Community of Van Buren County to the late Hershel and Velma (Mathis) Casto. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Janie Belle and Cub Bruce of Scotland.Gene was a member of the Springdale Freewill Baptist Church. Before retiring from Wayne Smith Trucking, he was a valued member of the trucking industry for more than 30 years winning numerous million-mile driving awards. Gene enjoyed being in nature, hunting, fishing, watching any Western on TV and keeping a meticulous yard. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Euta (Koone) Casto; his daughter, Debbie Casto of Springdale; four stepsons, Jeff, Allen, Gary and Jimmy Edwards and sister, Joanne (Casto) Koone. He was 'Pop" to 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and leaves behind a host of extended family and friends.Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton Arkansas. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Alread, Arkansas.To express condolences online please visit www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clinton
I used to work with Gene and I am sorry to hear about his passing. Great guy to work with.
So very sorry for the loss of Gene. Although I did not know him well, he was always kind and my grandsons loved him so much. I know he will be missed.
Wishing you peace . My deepest condolences.
Pop was an incredibly kind grandfather to my brothers and I. Incredibly kind man and wonderful husband for my granny. We’ll miss his smile, laughter, and all of the fun moments we’ve shared with him growing up. Rest in peace.
I’m so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. My nephew Eric sure loved his Pop. Euta, Jeff, Jo, and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for everyone.
Sleep easy, Gene. Your work on Earth is done. If only this world was made of people like you, it would be a far, far finer place. May God welcome you into his Kingdom where country music and Westerns will play just for you. It was my privilege to have known you. With my deepest condolences to Euta and her family. Steve Silby, Waterford, Ireland.
You will never meet a more down to earth man as Gene. He was everyone’s friend and would give the shirt of his back to help anyone. I am proud to call him my dad.