Dustin Lee Catchings was born on April 28, 1993, in Seguin, Texas, to Darrell and Tracy Catchings of Gonzales at a whooping 9 pounds, 10 ounces. Dustin walked into the loving arms of his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on June 21, 2020, at the age of 27.
From a young age, Dustin had the ability to light up a room. He had a heart that loved deeply and without qualms. He had a contagious laugh and a big personality to go with it.
Dustin graduated from Gonzales High School in 2011 where is was known by many as “Big Red” for his big size and bright red hair. He excelled in football and weightlifting. After high school, he became a truck driver in the oil field alongside his cousin, Jon, where they were always finding something to get into. After leaving the oil field, Dustin made his way back home to Gonzales to be closer to his family where he started a new career working for Tyson.
Dustin had a passion for Elvis which he shared with his grandma, so much so that he has a “taking care of business” tattoo on his calf. He loved all music and going out dancing. He often picked up projects from an old Bronco and a three-wheeler to a garden full of spicy peppers that he enjoyed turning into hot sauce and everything in between. He loved books and sharing his new favorite series with his sister. He loved his dog, Jake from State Farm, and couldn’t turn a blind eye from a stray. He enjoyed his late-night chats with his brother who was across the world and wanted nothing more than to have a beer with him when he returned home.
Dustin loved his family fiercely, especially his grandma, parents, nieces, and the list goes on. Basically, his heart was as huge as he was and there was room for everyone in it. Dustin will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He was the kind of person who didn’t know a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. He had a huge smile that could always make you laugh and a listening ear to anyone in need.
Dustin is survived by his parents, Darrell and Tracy Catchings; sister, Ashlie Gottwald (Steven); and brother, Stg. Dillon Catchings. He leaves behind his grandmother, Jo Nell Pick and nieces, Addilyn and Cassidy Gottwald. He also leaves behind countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Dustin is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd and Elsie Catchings and Ronald Pick.
Visitation for friends and family will be held Monday, June 29, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales. A prayer vigil will follow at 7 p.m. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, at St. James Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Harwood Community Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Stg. Dillon Catchings, Jon Pick, Steven Gottwald, Josh Malaer, Erik Curry, Joseph Carrillo, Hunter Carrillo, and Cass Rathmann. Honorary pallbearers are Martin Gonzalez, Jr. Tyler Osborn, Mavrick Evans, and the list goes on. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.