Carlos M. Castillo Jr.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Carlos M. Castillo, Jr., age 59, of Mountain Home, passed away at his home with his family by his side on June 25, 2019 following a long fight with cancer. Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.

Carlos M. Castillo Jr. was born in Harlingen, Texas November 6, 1959 to Carlos and Hortencia Martinez Castillo, Sr. He was the third oldest of seven siblings. He lived in Harlingen for the first five years of his life. The family then moved to Glenns Ferry in 1965. Carlos had a passion for sports at a young age. While attending Glenns Ferry High School, he played basketball, football, ran track, joined choir and Boy Scouts. After graduating in 1978, Carlos went to BSU for Culinary training and after a year and a half, he decided he wanted to live the California dream so in 1981, he moved to Oceanside, California. In 2012, Carlos moved to Las Vegas before returning to Mountain Home in 2017. Six months after returning to Idaho, Carlos was diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Carlos worked many jobs throughout his life. He was a beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, cousin, uncle and friend. Carlos was the person everyone described as a kindhearted man who always had a smile on his face. He loved to sing, fish, hangout with family and friends, go to the beach, shoot hoops, and have cookouts where he was always the one doing the cooking. One thing everyone knew NOT to do was bug him while he was watching “his boys” the Dallas Cowboys and the L.A. Lakers play. Carlos would be dressed up in his Cowboys attire cheering and screaming at the t.v. with his family, yes it would get loud!

Carlos is survived by his mother Hortencia Martinez Castillo of Mountain Home, son Miguel Castillo-Bailey of Mountain Home, daughter Faith Samuelson and her husband Seth of Knoxville, brothers Raymond Castillo of Mountain Home and Rudy Castillo of Oceanside, sisters Maria Behl and husband Joe of Meridian, Esther Futch of Mountain Home, Olga Castillo of Las Vegas, Rebecca Castillo and Melissa Hurtado and husband Rigo all of Mountain Home, 2 grandchildren along with numerous nieces, great- nieces, nephews, great nephews and cousins.

Carlos was preceded in death by his father Carlos Sr. and his daughter Carla M. Castillo.