James E Cato

May 18, 1938May 4, 2022
Obituary of James E Cato
James Edgar “Jimmy” Cato, age 83, of Fultondale, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, surrounded by his family. James was born May 18, 1938. Mr. Cato served in the National Guard. After spending many years stripping coal in Alabama and West Georgia, he retired from Tatum Bakery in 1993. Mr. Cato had a witty sense of humor, loved working in his yard and helping others with theirs. He was an avid collector of rusty objects and knickknacks that he searched for at yard sales. Those who are left to cherish his memories are his wife of fifty-five years, Patricia (Patsy) Boughan Cato; children, Cindy Cato Persall, and Jason (Adrienne) Cato; granddaughter, Jamie Persall; siblings, Norma Hopper, Jackie Cato, Clifford Cato; and a host of extended family and friends. Mr. Cato is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Roselle Cato; siblings, Doris Huffstutler, Geraldine Cato, Jerome Cato, and June Saleeby. Funeral services will be held at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel on Saturday, May 7. Visitation will begin at 10:00am, and the service will follow at 11:00am. Burial will be at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family would like to ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cato family.

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