Barbara Faye Casteel

August 9, 1933 – August 18, 2021

Mrs. Barbara Faye Bradley Casteel, age 88, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. She was born to the late John Mahoney and Edith Joy Bradley, on August 9, 1933 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She worked in retail for Belk Company for thirty plus years, but her most important task in life was that of raising her five children, and serving along side her late husband, Reverend William “Bill” Casteel. Together they served in many capacities as they ministered to several North Georgia area churches for many years. She was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church in Chickamauga for many years. Mrs. Casteel is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Reverend William “Bill” Casteel of Chickamauga, and one brother, James “Jimmy” Edward Bradley of Chattanooga, TN. She is survived by her children, Stanley (Marcia) Casteel of Chattanooga, TN; David (Debbie) Casteel of Chickamauga, GA; Richard “Rick” (Regina) Casteel of Ringgold; Janice (Tommy) Holcombe of Ooltewah, TN; Debbie (Kenneth) Brown of Flintstone, GA. She was the proud grandmother of fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Wayne Casteel, Chris Casteel, Andy Casteel, Brad Holcombe, Donavan Brown, Ryan Casteel,  and Nathanial Brown will serve as pallbearers. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chickamauga City Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at  Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Service Location: Chickamauga City Cemetery


  • Lucious Posted August 19, 2021 12:24 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family!
    Lucious Oliver

  • Carolyn Master Posted August 19, 2021 12:47 PM

    I loved her and Bro. bill so much. They were true examples for all of us to follow. I spent many years going with them and playing the piano for them to sing and I will always cherish those memories. I. can just hear them singing “Stroll Over Heaven” together once again! My prayers are with you all during this time. I love you all!

  • Pattie Pope Posted August 19, 2021 4:54 PM

    I am so saddened to hear the news of Barbara’s passing. She was one of the finest women I’ve known. There are wonderful memories of this family throughout the years, and while it’s sad for us that are left behind, just imagine the joy in heaven! Praying for the family during this difficult time. With each one that passes, heaven just gets sweeter. Love to all..

  • Kathy Diann Bates Posted August 20, 2021 5:05 PM

    Thinking and praying for you. I know the loss of a mother is like no other wound to the heart. God is faithful. So sorry.

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