Joseph Britt Willetts

November 26, 1955 - April 23, 2020
Joseph Britt Willetts


Joseph Britt “JB” Willetts age 64 of Castle Hayne passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020.

JB was born in Wilmington on November 26, 1955, to the late Joseph Britt Willetts, Sr. and Esther Mae Potter Willetts. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Lancaster, and his brother Michael Willetts.

JB was retired from Tidewater Heating and Air Conditioning as a professional HVAC Service Technician. He enjoyed being on the water on his boat and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren and his dog “Smokey”.

JB is survived by his wife of 29 years, Donna Newton Willetts; one son, Jason Britt Willetts of Whiteville, NC and one step-daughter, Kelly King of Jacksonville, NC; two special grandchildren, Joseph and Kinsley Copeland; special cousins, Jerry, William, and Charles Willetts and his dog “Smokey”.

Due to the current health concerns, a memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

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  • April 26, 2020
    Tom Crittenden says:
    JB was a very dedicated employee of Tidewater Heating and Air for more than 25 years. He was very popular with customers, determined to get the job done for each and every one in a workmanship manner. Donna, as you stated numerous times, JB could always fix everything! I have many memories of our off-shore fishing adventures, and JB was always there to make the vessel perform. I’ll always remember those wonderful fishing days!! My love and thoughts to you and Kelly and the Willetts’ family and friends.

  • April 25, 2020
    Jennifer Wall says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss Donna. Praying for you and your family.

  • April 25, 2020
    Mike Smith says:
    JB is in his “HE” shed enjoying a Bud while sitting on his John Deere listening to some good ole country music. This is the way I want to remember JB! just the fun loving care free man that he was. May peace be with the family during this difficult time. ❤️

  • April 25, 2020
    Patricia Kehrer says:
    I am so sorry to hear of loss. Our prayers are you and family.

  • April 25, 2020
    Teresa Horsboll says:
    Donna, Good memories will be cherished. JB always commented on my baking. He looked forward to family events and my pies. All our love and sweet memories.