Joseph Newton Catlett, Sr.



Joseph Newton Catlett, Sr. 93, of Fayetteville, died at 6:14 a.m. on July 2, 2018 at his home. He was a World War II Navy Veteran.

Joseph graduated from Wake Forest College and UNC, he was a high school teacher and coach at Franklinton, Salemburg and Stedman, N.C. He served as School Principal at Eastover, District Seven and Sunnyside Elementary School in Cumberland Co. He retired from Ft. Bragg Army Education Center Civil Service.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints on Scotty Hill Rd. Burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park with Military Honors. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Crumpler Catlett of 63 years; son, Dr. Joseph N. Catlett, Jr. and wife Marie Brown of Fayetteville; daughter, Melody R. Catlett Buzalewski and husband Thomas of Hutchinson, MN; grandchildren, Sean Catlett, Chrissy Lamb, Cory Laidlow, Brady C. and wife Brynn, Joseph N. Catlett, III, Jennifer Buzalewski, Luke Buzalewski and wife Victoria, Lauren Buzalewski and Matthew Buzalewski; great grandson, Ezra Lamb.

In lieu of flowers memorials donations may be made to Wake Forest Fund, WF University, P.O. Box 7227, Winston Salem, N.C. 27109-7227 or a charity of one’s choice.