Bryson Eugene Catolster – obituary (revised by family)

by Apr 19, 2012OBITUARIES0 comments

Note: This obituary ran in the April 19 One Feather, but it has since been amended by the family. 


     Bryson Eugene Catolster, 40, passed away unexpectedly on April 14, 2012 at his home. He was a resident of Whittier. 

     He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank W. Fowler, Jr.

     He is survived by his spouse, Sandra E. Smith; his parents, Martha Sue Catolster and Billy Wayne Gaddis; his children, Dominick Alfred Catolster of Whittier, Lucas Allen Catolster, of Bryson City, Haley Bridgette Catolster of Bryson City, Damian Bryce Xavier Catolster of the home, stepchildren, Alissa E. Smith of Cherokee, Christian N. Smith of Cherokee, and Miranda A. Smith of Cherokee; brother, Richie Gaddis of Waynesville; sisters, Marsha Warden and Eric of Canton, Angela Hernandez and Jessie of Cherokee, and Donna Jean George of Cherokee; nephews, Joshua Wildcatt and Jessie Hernandez of Cherokee, and Nicholas Warden of Canton; nieces, Eeyannah Catolster of Cherokee, and Jessica Warden of Canton; aunts, Molly Harwood and Marion Thompson.

     The family received friends at 1215 Stillwell Branch Road beginning at 6pm on Tuesday, April 17 until the service on Wednesday, April 18 at 5pm.  The Rev. Randy Miller  officiated.  Pall Bearers were Dominick Catolster, Danny Sharp, Lucas Catolster, Christian Smith, Jessie Hernandez and Eric Warden. Burial was in the Catolster Family Cemetery.

     Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An on line memorial book is available at