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John Aaron Catlett

April 7, 1963 - December 31, 2021

John Aaron Catlett passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 in Glen Dale West Virginia from Covid.

John was born April 7, 1963 in Albany, Georgia.

He is preceded in death by his father, Marvin Catlett, grandparents John and Betty Catlett, Floyd and Libby Yost, aunts Lana Mixon, Mary Jane Salter and uncles Dick Waugh and John R. Catlett.

He is survived by his loving mother Karen Sue Catlett (Yost), fiancé Hannah Hood, aunts Dorothy McPeek, Delores Murdock, uncles Floyd (Linda) Yost and Donald
Mixon and several cousins and many friends.

John graduated from Charles M Russell High School in Great Falls Montana. He graduated from Durham, North Carolina Police Academy and Bedford Texas Police Academy where John was valedictorian.

John led a very exciting and full life while serving his country in performing Ambassadors Protection Detail for 9 years in Iraq and 2 years as a Police Advisor and Protection Detail in Kosovo. He guarded the President and vice president, US and foreign dignitaries, secretaries of state, US Generals and Admirals.

John won many sharpshooter awards, was a firearm instructor and was on the domestic abuse team for the Durham Police Department. He loved fine cigars, music and his motorcycle.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life is being planned for April.   Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, W, 26041.

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