Joseph William Mizelle, Jr.

January 16, 1945 - November 17, 2008

01/16/1945 - 11/17/2008

Past Services

Friday November 21, 2008
10:00 am
Myock Cemetery
Myock, NC

Norfolk; Joseph William Mizelle, Jr., 63, passed away Monday, November 17, 2008 in Chesapeake General hospital. He resided in Coinjock for the past three years.

He was born in Norfolk the son of the late Joseph William Mizelle, Sr. and Elizabeth Baker Mizelle. Joe retired from the Norfolk Fire Department after twenty three years of service. He also worked as a commercial fisherman and was captain of his boat “Shag Nasty”. He was part owner with his cousin of Georges Seafood Market. He served for six years in Virginia National Guard. Joe was well known `as an avid hunter in Curritituck and worked as guide with his father.

He is survived by his cousin Wayne K. Whitley and his wife Julia of Virginia Beach. He also leaves many friends who were like family to Joe. The family extends a special thank you to his friend Karl VonSchaaf who helped Joe so much this past year.

A graveside Service will be held Friday, November 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Moyock Cemetery, Moyock, North Carolina. Pastor Scott Wilson-Parsons will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Beth Dills Banks
8 years ago

As a fellow 1963 graduate of Norview High School, I was sad to see that Joe is no longer with us. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Marion & Bill Frizzell
8 years ago

Dear Wayne, we are so sorry to hear that Tumble had passed away. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. He was a great guy and we know that you will miss him.

Wayne Lusk
8 years ago

On behalf of Norview High Class of 1963, we send condolences on the loss of our friend.

Salley Callahan
8 years ago

To Wayne and Joe’s Family and Friends –

Rod and I were both so sorry to learn of your loss. Although I don’t go back as far as Rod, I knew Joe for many years and could always count on him to make me laugh. It was always fun to run into Joe, whether it was at the Harbor, at someone’s back yard party or down at Rudee’s on the Shag Nasty. Thanks to Joe and Wayne, I am never never satisfied with the crab legs I find when I’m out shopping – none ever compare to the wonderful Selects they sold at George’s.

Joe was just an all-around great guy – he will be remembered and he will be missed.

Dr. John Bowman
8 years ago

Wayne, I have fond memories of our duck hunting days on back bay out of Bay Haven Farm and knowing you and Joe and the others in the ’70’s & ’80’s. Too many are already gone! My deepest sympathy to you and the family.


Dr John Bowman

Richard Morris
8 years ago

Wayne, First I would like to tell you how sorry I am that Joe has passed. He will be missed by all that knew him. What a character Joe was, from his days in the NFD, on his boat, or drinking at a bar with him, he was always jolly. He made many people laugh during his short time on earth. When the sun sets we will remeber Joe for the good person he was.

Linda n VB
8 years ago

What wonderful memories you leave with me. Time now to once again kick up your heels and shag nasty again!


Michael Patterson
8 years ago

You will be missed my friend. Although it’s sad to say goodbye, all the memories of the fun we had rock fishing on the bay, and all the good times we shared, brings a smile to my face. You were one of my closest friends and had a heart of gold. Wayne, I am sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort knowing so many who knew Joe share your sadness.

With Sympathy,

Michael Patterson