Donald Ray Cate


Donald Ray "Donnie" Cate, 57, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at the family residence.

He was the son of the late Beatrice Redd Cate and Ralph Cate. His brother, Charles Cate also preceded him in death.

He worked construction most of his life. He loved the outdoors including hunting and fishing. He was a Christian.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Melissa Blackburn Cate of Cleveland; his daughter, Brittany Danelle Cate, also of Cleveland; his sisters: Betty Jo Bowman and Mary Anderson and her husband, David; his brothers: Bill Cate and his wife, Joyce, Carl Cate and his wife, Reba, Ronnie Cate and his wife, Cora, Wayne Cate and his wife, Kathy, and Jerry Cate; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted today, Aug. 20, 2017, at 7 p.m. from the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel with Ronnie Eugene Cate officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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