Lindle Castle, 86

Published 12:11 pm Thursday, December 8, 2016

Longtime Clinton County educator and basketball coach Lindle Castle, 86, of Albany, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the Jewish Hospital Downtown in Louisville.

He was the son of Elza P. and Alma Rose (Fallen) Castle, and was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen (Dick) Castle.

He is survived by three daughters, Lisa Bowen of Lexington, Terri (Garry) Gupton of Simpsonville, and Jana (George) Hatcher of Albany; a son, James L. “Jimi” (Shelly) Castle of Winchester; a sister, Reda (Castle) Day of Bloomington, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Grant Gupton, Grace Gupton, Gary Gupton, Castle Hatcher, Peyton Hatcher, Heather Galloway and Michael Bowen; plus a host of other relatives and many friends.

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At GRC, he played on three Sweet 16 teams for coach Letcher Norton — 1947-49. He was a member of the University of Kentucky freshman basketball team for the 1949-50 season and played five games for coach Adolph Rupp’s 1950-51 team that won the National Championship. He ended his basketball career playing at Morehead State University, where he was named to the All-OVC team in the 1952-53 season.

He coached basketball in Clinton County, where the gymnasium is named in his honor, from 1957-71, then from 1975-80. He also coached baseball and golf, and was an athletic director and a teacher.

Funeral services for Coach Lindle Castle will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at the Clinton County High School gymnasium, with Pastor Jeff Brown officiating. The family will receive friend from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday at the gym and again from noon until the time of service Sunday.

Burial will follow with military honors in the Albany Cemetery in Clinton County.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Clinton County athletic fund in the name of Lindle Castle.

Campbell-New Funeral Home of Albany is in charge of arrangements.