Elias Castro, 61, of Mount Vernon, Ind., died at his home surrounded by his family.
Eli loved reading and studying the word of God and loved spending time with his family and church family. He loved traveling to see his family and to see new places. Eli loved taking pictures of his family and showing them off to everyone.
He was a loved man and will be greatly missed.
Surviving Eli are his mother, Aqripina Rivera, five sons, Travis Schoening, Richard E. Castro, Christopher M. Castro, Micah Castro and Eric Castro; two daughters, Bonnie Jean McCarty and Brandi Schoening; and nine siblings, Eva Sciarrillo, Adam R. Castro, Blanca E. Castro, Naomi Collazo, Evelyn Castro, Marilyn Castro, Alice Castro, Nancy Castro and Eddie Castro, and 5 Grandchildren, Emily McCarty, Austin McCarty, Evan Schoening, Ashley Hester and Mileena Castro.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Mount Vernon General Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with burial in Upper Hills Cemetery near Griffin, Ind.
Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Vernon General Baptist Church to assist with funeral expenses.
Werry Funeral Home-New Harmony Chapel assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made online at www.werryfuneralhomes.com.