April 16, 1949 - November 14, 2021
Joseph “Joe” Fetter III passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the age of 72 surrounded by his family. Known to his family as Buddy, he leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Joan Rester Fetter, his daughters, Melissa Maresma (Chris) and Amanda Milton (Caleb). He was the loving “Pops” to Myles and Walker Maresma and Mackenzie and Gavin Milton. Buddy was born on April 16, 1949 Joe Joseph Jr. and Iris Fetter of Arabi, Louisiana. He is survived by his sisters, Charlotte Grannan (Patrick) of Pass Christian, Mississippi and Dr. Deborah Nastasi (Joseph) of Biloxi, Mississippi; and brother, Christopher Fetter of Chalmette, Louisiana. Buddy is also survived by his brother-in-law, Gene Rester Jr. of Bogalusa and Sarah Bourgeois (Paul) of Abbeville. Joe graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1967. He graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a BA in Elementary Education and an MA in Elementary Administration. He taught at Mandeville Middle School and then served as Principal until retiring from the school system in 2007. From 1969-1971, Joe served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Hepburn during the Vietnam War. Joe was very patriotic and instilled the love of country in his family. Joe was a member of the State and Local Retired Teachers Associations, the City of Covington Planning and Zoning Committee, and a dedicated member and usher for the First Baptist Church of Covington. Joe was also a member of Larry McKinney’s Bible Study Class. As an avid fisherman, Buddy enjoyed spending time with his grandkids on local rivers and catching a Big Ole Bass from his Ranger boat. In lieu of flowers, Joe requested donations be made to the First Baptist Church Special Needs Ministry, 16333 Highway 1085, Covington LA 70433. ***REVISED DATE*** Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Service at The Chapel at First Baptist Church of Covington, 16054 Murphy Road, Covington, LA 70433 on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 12:00 NOON with visitation from 10:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow the service at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, 2280 W 21st Avenue, Covington, LA. E. J. Fielding Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family invites you to share thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
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