John Wayne Catterton
February 10, 1949 – March 14, 2012
John Wayne Catterton, 63, of Deale, MD passed away March 14, 2012 at his residence. Known as Wayne, he was born February 10, 1949 in Churchton, MD to William W. and Ella Mae (Marquess) Catterton. He was raised in Deale, MD and attended Deale Elementary, Southern Middle and Southern Sr. High School in Lothian, graduating with the class of 1968. Wayne enlisted in the U.S. Army April 14, 1969 and was discharged from active duty March 17, 1971. He was a veteran of Vietnam and was awarded the National Defense and Vietnam Service Medals, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign and Air Service Medals, the Sharpshooter and Machine Gun Expert Badges, and the Purple Heart, among other commendations. He completed his Reserve obligation April 13, 1975 as a Sergeant. Wayne married Barbara J. Windsor on May 4, 1974 and they made their home in Deale, MD. He owned and operated Wayne Electrical Services for 25 years, retiring in 2010 due to health reasons. In his leisure time Wayne enjoyed NASCAR, horse racing, football, grooming his lawn, and gardening, especially his rose bushes. He was especially fond of spending time with his family and friends. Since 2006 Wayne had enjoyed attending reunions of his US Army unit, the Bravo Company 2/5, 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Robert “Sonny Boy”, Charles, and Linwood Catterton. He is survived by his wife Barbara J. (Windsor) Catterton; a daughter Tonya L. Catterton of Boring, MD; a son Wayne W. Catterton of Deale, MD; a sister Shirley Norfolk and husband Sam of Riva, MD; and brothers Norman Catterton of Wayson’s Corner, MD and Morris Catterton of Churchton, MD.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012