Walter F. Cates

April 22, 1920May 24, 2013

Walter F. Cates April 22, 1920 – May 24, 2013 Mr. Walter Franklin Cates, age 93, of Smyrna, passed away Friday, May 24. A funeral service will be held 3 pm Sunday, May 26 in the chapel of Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna. Interment will be in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. A longtime resident of Cobb County, Mr. Cates served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was always a servant of the public, working for the City of Marietta Fire Department for over 17 years and later working for the Cobb County Police Department for over 21 years before retiring as a Major. He was a member of the Peace officers Association of Georgia and the Cobb County Retiree’s association. Mr. Cates and his brother Kenneth also ran a service station on Cobb Parkway. He was a charter member of Corner Baptist Church in Powder Springs, a charter member of Macland Baptist in Powder Springs, and had been attending Mt. Paran Church of God Central for the past 18 years. Mr. Cates was a past member of the Kennesaw Mountain Beagle Club, as he loved to rabbit hunt. He also enjoyed wood working. Mr. Cates was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Sara Frances Chalker Cates, parents Robert Lee and Eula Cates, son Robert Allen “Bobby” Cates and brother Kenneth Lee Cates. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Corine Ware Cates of Smyrna, daughter Barbara (Doug) Meeks of Marietta, sister Wanda (Jim) Ansley of Austell; He was known as “Papa” to his 5 grandchildren Ashley (Stephen) Richardson of Marietta, Karen Meeks of Austell Amy (Craig) Lyle of Alabaster, AL, Dr. Mary Anne (Dave) Templeton of Troy, AL, Robert Allen Cates, Jr. of Troy, Al and to his 11 great grandchildren. Burial arrangements under the direction of Kennesaw Memorial Park.


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P Sharpe ( Isaiah 12:2 )

May 27, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


May 27, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jael Pettigrew

May 25, 2013

Dear Cates family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The bible holds out a hope to see our loved ones again. Psa. 37:29
I hope Gods word the bible brings you comfort.

Richard & Martha Smith

May 25, 2013

Barbara,Bobby and family.Martha and I share your grief in the passing of Walter.A great friend for over fifty years.

May 25, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Cates family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).


May 25, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your love one, please find comfort from God word the bible at this difficult time.

Carmichael Funeral Homes

May 25, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.