Joseph "Joe" Culotta Jr.
August 12, 1931 – March 5, 2018
“Hear, O ye Kings; give ear, O ye princes, I, even I, will sing unto the Lord; I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.” Judges 5:3.
Services for Joseph Culotta, age 86, of Baton Rouge and Lake Concordia, LA who died March 5, 2018 at his home, will be Saturday March 10th. There will be a visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home from 6-8pm on Friday, March 9th. A second visitation will be on Saturday at Jefferson Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from 9-11am followed by a memorial service, with Pastor David Goza officiating. Burial will take place at Greenoaks Cemetery with a graveside service with military honors at 12 noon.
Joseph or “Joe” as he was affectionately called, was a native of Baton Rouge and 1970 graduate of LSU and member of the marching band. Joe worked as a home inspector until retirement at age 73. He had previously worked for the LA Highway Department and Evans-Graves Engineering. Joe had many interest including fishing, exercising at the YMCA, doing crossword puzzles and for a short time even needle point. Joe was a member and leader of many civic organizations including Boy Scouts of America, Kiwanis and the Inter-Civic Council of Baton Rouge. Joe was a member of First Baptist Church Ferriday for the last six years. Before that, he was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge where he had taught Sunday school, Evangelism Explosion and was a deacon. Above all, he was devoted to his faith and family.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara Joy Pichnic Culotta, his parents and his first grandchild Jordan Bryan Stubbs. Survivors include their three children and spouses; Karen Culotta Stubbs and husband, Kenneth, of Lake Concordia, LA, Kenneth Culotta and wife, Catherine, of Maple Grove, MN, Kimberly Culotta Stewart, and husband, Nash, of Doha, Qatar.
Survivors also include his grandchildren; Nathaniel Stubbs and wife, Jessica, of Natchez, MS, Andrew Stubbs, of Madison, MS, Joanna Stubbs Dixon and husband, Billy of Ridgeland, MS, Julian Stubbs of Jackson, MS Alexander Stewart and wife, Monica, of Baton Rouge, LA, Kathryn Stewart of Guangzhou, China, Abigail Stewart of Baton Rouge, LA, Caroline Stewart of Baton Rouge, LA, Claude Culotta and wife, Meg of Richfield, MN, Emily Culotta of Costa Mesa, CA, Annie Culotta of Tempe, AZ, and Harrison Culotta of San Diego, CA. Joe is also survived by five great-grandchildren; Jack Henry Stubbs and Jordan Thomas Stubbs of Natchez, MS, Samantha Dixon of Ridgeland, MS, Bryan Stubbs of Madison, MS, Magnolia Culotta of Richfield, MN and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pall Bearers will be Nathaniel Stubbs, Andrew Stubbs, Julian Stubbs, Alexander Stewart, Harrison Culotta, Billy Dixon and Rusty Culotta.
Honorary pall bearers will be Joe’s brothers Russell Culotta, James Culotta, Jackie Culotta and Leonard Culotta.
Memorials may be made to either Jefferson Baptist Church, 9135 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 or First Baptist Ferriday, PO Box 386, Ferriday, LA 71334.
- Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
- Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 10, 2018
Joseph "Joe" Culotta Jr.
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March 9, 2018
As Mr Joe's Deacon from Ferriday First Baptist Church which I visited him often when he became home bound.
I will truly miss our visits and long talks. I admired this man because of the knowledge and faith he had in Jesus Christ.
He always said "I love you Nobby" and I really loved him. I will see you again one day Mr. Joe.
March 8, 2018
Enjoyed knowing your family so much. I have great memories of all of you from days at First Baptist Church. Joe was always friendly,, helpful and a delight to be around .