William Usher "Bill" Cates, Age 90, of Port Charlotte FL formerly of Mayfield passed away Wednesday June 22, 2016 at The Douglas T. Jacobson State V.A. Nursing Facility in Port Charlotte..
He was; Retired Property Valuation Administrator for the Graves County PVA office for 26 years. , A member of the First Baptist Church in Mayfield KY, WWII Army Veteran, Member of the Mayfield Masonic Lodge #369, Past Grand Patron Order of the Eastern Star of Ky. 1964-1965, Member of The American Legion Post #26, and past President of The Mayfield Lions Club. Past Ambassador for Rizpah Shrine Temple, Kentucky Colonel and named Democrat of the Year for Graves County.
Mr. Cates is survived by; his wife Mary Ann Pryor Cates, two sons Greg (Charissa) Cates of Paducah and Steve (Shawna "Shay" Sulzer) Cates of Okeechobee FL, one daughter Susan Rachles of Venice FL, one brother George L. Cates of Cuba KY, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred L. Cates and Fannie Williams Cope, and one step sister Dorothy Lyles.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00AM Wednesday June 29, 2016 at the Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield KY. Dr. Wes Fowler and Rev. Melvin Doughty will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Mayfield Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Chris Cates, Heath Cates, Jason Holmes, Zachary Shields, Mat Fletcher and Jonathon Fletcher will serve as pallbearers. Barry Kennemore, Fred Nesler, Carrol Hubbard, Chuck Whitnell, George Cook, George Lord, and Bro. Max Anderson will serve as honorary Pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 5-8PM Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the funeral home, Masonic services will be conducted at 7:00PM. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #26 in Mayfield.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 11:00am, Byrns Funeral Home
Mayfield Memory Garden