Norman Lee Northcutt Jr., known to all as Lee, passed peacefully in his Fullerton home on Monday, May 13, 2019.
He is survived by: his devoted wife of 60 years, Rosie, his children Marilyn, Michelle Kasbon (John), Michael, and David (Becky), his grandchildren Anna(Rodney), Mara, Amber(Dave), Matthew, Norman, Michael, Adam, Devan and Jacquelyn, his great-grandchildren Aiden, Rosemary, Connor and Eloise, and his younger brothers Wayne, James and Leonard. He also leaves behind countless extended family members within the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E).
Lee was born on December 14th, 1936 on a Navy base in San Diego, to Winifred and Norman Lee Northcutt Sr. Lee spent most of his youth in Woodbury, TN and his teen years in Southern California, where he graduated from Whittier High School.
Shortly after high school Lee decided to join the United States Navy under the "Buddy" program. While in the Navy, he earned his Associates Degree and climbed his way up the ranks serving on various Cruisers, Destroyers and Admiral's staff. Lee would go on to dedicate 20 years of his life in service to his country, and retired in November of 1974 as a Chief Petty Officer.
In 1981, Lee was introduced to the B.P.O.E and was impressed with their many charitable works specifically regarding veterans and children. He joined the La Habra Elks and continued to implement his spirit of service by taking on leadership positions within the organization. Lee embodied the mission statement of the Elks, a true patriarch of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity.
His vision for the Elks led him to hold the following positions within the organization: Exalted Ruler, California-Hawaii Elks Association (CHEA) Vice President, District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Orange Coast District Leader(1995-2019), CHEA State President, and Grand Esquire to the Grand Exalted Ruler of the United States of America in 2007-2008.
Lee was a proud American and a dedicated family man. He was an avid golfer, loved to travel and was a huge Dodgers fan. Lee and Rosie loved living life to the fullest which took them on many great adventures around the world. Lee is a prime example of the kind of person we should all strive to be.
It was his wish that in lieu of flowers, a donation would be made to the California Hawaii Elks Major Project in his name. You can donate by mailing a check or simply through the following website...https://chea-elks.org/major-project/donations. Services are entrusted to McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, Fullerton.