James R. Castor, 78, of Muncie, passed away on June 22, 2023 at home while surrounded by his family. He was born on September 16, 1944 in Muncie, IN to William and Mable (Buffenbarger) Castor.

James worked as a Printing Pressman for Stone Container Corporation and Jefferson Smurfit in Muncie for more than 50 years. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Union.

James loved the outdoors! When he was young, he enjoyed deer hunting and driving 4-wheel drive trucks. He enjoyed watching old westerns in his camper and listening to classic country music. He will forever be remembered for his spirit, his willingness to supervise projects while others did the work, and his outspoken honesty. Above all, though, his love for his family – especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren – will forever be cherished.

James is survived by three children; James (Shelly Wentz) Castor of Munice, Shanda (Dickie) Gibbs of Farmland, and Kevin Castor of Muncie; one brother, Bill “Junior” (Chella) Castor of Homosassa, FL; one sister, Betty Castor of Bluffton; and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his ex-wife, Naomi Castor; his brother, Paul Castor, a son, Michael Caster; a daughter, Lydia Richards; a granddaughter, Katrina Richards; and a great-grandson, Jraydon Xavier Lee Foust.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 2:00pm at Mr. Castor’s home (2307 N. Blaine Street, Muncie, IN 47303). Visitation will be held from 12:00pm until the time of service. Friends are encouraged to bring a camping chair as visitation and services will be held outdoors.