Arlan Lee ""Short People"" Casteel Sr.

July 4, 1950 - March 19, 2017
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Arlan Casteel was born in Fresno, CA, on July 4, 1950. He went to be with the Lord March 19, 2017. Arlan was a San Leon resident for 10 years. He loved riding his Harley and spending time with his family. He was a very outspoken person and anyone who crossed his path was blessed.

Arlan was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lorraine Casteel; his grandson, Val Molis; one sister and six brothers.

He is survived by his children, Rhonda Casteel and Arlan Casteel, Jr., both of Texas City; his 4-legged daughter, Chloe; brother, Glenn Casteel; sister, Sue Hoover; grandchildren: William, Molly, Clay, and Michael; great grandchildren: Kase, Michael, Maddison, Alice, Michael Jr., Elyse, and Cuyler; numerous nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

Arlan’s family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 am, Friday, March 31, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A celebration of Arlan’s life will begin at 11:00 am.

You are another angel on our side. See you again, “Old Man.” We love you, Rhonda & Bubba.

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Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: July 4, 1950
Died: March 19, 2017

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Traci Barnhill posted on 4/17/17

I'll never forget, some of my best memories with you!! My fave will always be dancing with you or as Bubba called it "Cockroach Stomping"!! We always said we could imagine you and my Mom dancing at our wedding, you "Cockroach Stomping and her doing "The Chicken Wing Dance" lol Man what a hoot that would have been!!


Traci Barnhill posted on 4/17/17

My thoughts, prayers and deepest love go out to you, Bubba and the whole family. So very sad. I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family, so much loss!!! Although we had our up and downs I still loved your Dad a lot. We had a lot of good times and good memories!! Bubba I am here if you need me ALWAYS!!! Prayers.....


Connie posted on 3/30/17

Arlan - you were one of a kind and one of the best. I'll miss you my friend - RIP.


Monique Glenn posted on 3/30/17

Remembering the three of us taking trips to the country, Hawg Stop, concerts, riding together, and all of the priceless memories that we made. You will forever be in our hearts. We miss your wonderful smile, and your big hearted laugh. RIP our brother, and forever ride free. We Love You, Mick & Mo-Mo


Teresa Casteel Schoellkopf posted on 3/28/17

Dear Rhonda, Bubba, Aunt Sue, Uncle Glen, and others in the family... Daddy probably punched his lights out before giving him the biggest hug he could, when he met Uncle Arlan on the other side. Imagine the smiles on both of them, the cutting up and catching up! Two partners in crime, each having hearts bigger than Texas, Pipefitter egos so large that you wanted to nail 'em to a wall, but your love for both was just so much larger than the frustration! I will pray for God to gift you with being able to feel his presence, every time you think of him, miss him, need him. And understand this... he IS okay. And he will always know everything going on in your lives, able to comfort you when you need. There have been so many times when I've needed Daddy. And he's found ways... usually songs that come on the radio. It's very comforting, though it took years and years to accept the fact that I can't even pour him a cup of coffee. Keeping all y'all in my thoughts and prayers. {Hugs?}


Sylvia Raines posted on 3/28/17

Such a very kind hearted and lovely person.


Noel posted on 3/27/17

Arlan I remember so many memories with you while growing up. Most of them with you and Lori at the camp ground and at pine flat lake. I know you are in many people's hearts and will be missed.


JC posted on 3/26/17

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Arlan. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much. The Bible reminds us that God sees our pain and sadness and has promised that soon, "death will be no more." (Revelation 21:4) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our dear loved ones to life again. (Acts 24:15) Until then, I hope the wonderful memories of Arlan and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.


Tricia posted on 3/25/17

Arlan was a dad to me. He took care of me from day one. Always making sure I was happy and had what I needed. I remember one time when I was in 7th grade, he surprised me one day after school on his motorcycle. Sitting there waiting for me with a great big smile (that I always loved), mind you also all suited up in his leather gear. At first I thought oh great!! Because the kids at school were making fun of me having to ride home on a motorcycle. The moment I was greeted by him that day with that huge smile while handing me that weird looking helmet, I thought to myself this is gonna be fun! After getting on the bike with him I could not stop smiling the whole way home. To this day I will never forget the way I felt that day on that motorcycle with that kind hearted, loving, caring, happy man. And many more memories of course. He took care of my mama, Lori and I. Most importantly helped our family through one of the toughest times in our life, that big smile got us through it all. I love you and will miss you dearly daddy Arlan, my Texas daddy. Thank you for all the great times and memories you left us with. Gone but never forgotten. Love your daughter Tricia as he would call me TNT ?


Cindy Holland posted on 3/25/17

So thoughts & prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow.


Shane hardy posted on 3/25/17

Rest in peace my brother until we ride again.


Monique Glenn posted on 3/25/17

We miss you very much our beloved friend. Can't believe you're really gone. Blessed for all the many years of family friendship. We love you, and will never forget you. Sure do miss that big smile, and laugh. Forever family. Mick, & MoMo


Jamie beard posted on 3/25/17

I love and will miss you uncle arlan


Rene bessire posted on 3/25/17

Remembering the good times with a smile like you always had. You will be missed Low Rider. Roger and Rene


Julie Hurst posted on 3/24/17

Arlan, you were one of a kind, such a kind heart. Thank you for standing by my sister & loving her kids. Say hi to Pete & remember, thanks to you I will always have mine cuz you always had yours!! ? To Bubba & the rest of the family, my deepest condolences, you will be missed!! Juls & Dixie from California


Jennifer Wendel posted on 3/24/17

Goodbyes are not foever, Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you, and I love you until we meet again! Love always, your jenn


Mike emerick posted on 3/24/17

RIP my friend and union brother


Lori Thomas posted on 3/23/17

Arlan you will always be in my heart, your smile will always be remembered,love you always....


Maria V. Navejar posted on 3/23/17

My deepest condolences to you and all of your family. May he Rest in Paradise.?


Brigette Ruiz posted on 3/23/17

My prayers are with the both of yall Rhonda & Bubba .both of yall parents will alway be there in ur heart in looking down on the both of yall . Yall are both some very strong .so keep yall head up high .yall mom & dad is looking down on yall rite now .Rhonda u a like a sister to me for so many years .if u need to talk im always here for u u chica ?


Donna franklin posted on 3/23/17

I still can't believe it !! I know you're in good hands with the Lord, take care of Peggy until we all get there .rip brother !!!


Butch and Madelen Poston posted on 3/23/17

Have known Arlan for many years, always a fun character. Rip, friend, and was proud to call you a friend.


Patricia Hurst posted on 3/23/17

He was a very happy man at all sorry for your lost...we love him too.....