Vernon Catlett

Obituary of Vernon LeRoy Catlett

Vernon LeRoy Catlett, 74, of Lynchburg, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was the husband of Nellie Irvan Catlett for 51 years.

Born July 17, 1946 in Lynchburg, he was a son of the late Willie Marshall and Bessie Tyler Catlett. He attended The Church of God of Prophecy and retired from Aerofin Corp. He was a gifted ceramist and loved NASCAR. Vernon loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie; two sons, Reggie Catlett (partner Tricia Maddera) Wesley Catlett (Lena); one brother, Kenneth R. Catlett (Beverly); one sister, Mary Norvell; two grandchildren, Zach Catlett (Dana) and Autumn Rose; three great grand-children, Season Tweedy, Seanna Frank and Kade Holmes; four nieces and four nephews; one great niece and one great nephew; one daughter –in-law, Sally Bowman, one sister-in-law, Carole Catlett.

A visitation will be held Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 2-4 P.M. at Diuguid Wiggington Road Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lynchburg Humane Society,1211 Old Graves Mill Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory, Wiggington Road Chapel, 385-8900, is serving the family. On-line condolences may be sent to



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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Diuguid Wiggington Chapel
811 Wiggington Rd.
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States