Tim “Tim Cat” Cates, 53, of Mt. Vernon, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Oct. 12, 1960, in Mt. Vernon, the son of James Robert “Burrhead” Cates and Juanita Mildred “Jackie” (Sallee) Cates.
He is survived by two daughters, Andrea Cates and Rhiannon Cates, both of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Jim Bob Cates of Springfield; a sister, Angela Cates of Benton; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Steven Cates, Tony Richard Cates and Jody Cates; and one sister, Debbie Cates.
“Tim Cat” worked in the oil fields and was a self-employed auto mechanic.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Cates will be cremated following the public visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Cates Family and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, PO Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill. 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.