Santiago Plata Castillo, 82, of Pearland, Texas, passed away Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at Houston Methodist Hospital. Santiago was born in San Benito, Texas on June 25th, 1932 to Eugenio Castillo Sr. and Santos Plata Castillo.
Santiago served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later used his G.I. Bill to become a licensed vocational nurse. He worked at the Methodist Hospital for 26 years and retired in 1991. He loved to spend time with his family fishing, camping and just being together.
Santiago is survived by his wife, Nancy Castillo, and his children, Geraldine Hesseltine, Christine Castillo, Christopher Castillo, Jason Castillo, Matthew Castillo and Sarah Beth Castillo-Salahian, his sister Cresencia Wight and brother Juan Castillo as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a large loving extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and six sisters.
The memorial will be held on the grounds of the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038 at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014