Howell (Hal) Edwin McCaskill, 96 passed away on November 18, 2022. He was born January 18, 1926 in Robstown, Texas to Edwin and Juanita McCaskill.
Throughout his career Hal was a homebuilder, businessman and master woodworker who could handcraft anything from furniture to musical instruments. His greatest passion was painting. He was a well-respected self-taught watercolor artist who loved capturing the Texas Gulf Coast. Hal’s paintings won numerous awards and he was the Rockport Center for the Arts, Art Festival Poster Artist in 2006. Hal was a veteran who served in the US Army Airforce from 1944 to 1946.
He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Jo, parents, and siblings; sisters June (McCaskill) Baker and Sara McCaskill, brothers Thomas McCaskill, Dan McCaskill and Jessie McCaskill. He is survived by nieces and nephews.
The Rockport Center for the Arts is hosting a reception in his honor on December 12th from 3 - 5 pm at 204 S. Austin, Rockport TX.
Interment services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 13th at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery located at 9974 IH37 Access Road, Corpus Christ TX.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Rockport Center of the Arts Free Youth Education Program to honor his memory.