William Russell Cate, 19202012 (aged 92 years)

William Russell /Cate/
Family with Joyce Lee Reeves
Birth: February 13, 1920Prairie Grove, Washington, AR
Death: May 21, 2012Fayetteville, Washington, AR
Joyce Lee Reeves
Pearl Cooksey + Joyce Lee Reeves
partner’s husband
Birth: May 17, 1923Strickler, Washington, AR
Death: May 15, 1992Fayetteville, Washington, AR
Joyce Lee Reeves
partner’s daughter
Linda Cooksey
partner’s daughter
Judy Cooksey
partner’s son
Barry Cooksey
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William Russell Cate,92, a lifetime resident of Prairie Grove passed away May 21, 2012 at Katherine?s Place in Fayetteville. He was born February 13, 1920 in Prairie Grove, the son of Omer and Lena Belle Cohea Cate. Russell served in the United States Army during WWII where he received the Purple Heart. He was the owner and operator of Cate?s Garage, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Prairie Grove. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louella Cate, two brothers, Floyd Cate and Clarence Cate; one sister, Zelpha Bain. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Lee Cooksey Cate; one son, Mark Cate and his wife, Michele of Prairie Grove; one daughter, Sandra McLaughlin and her husband, Ed of Springdale. four grandchildren, Angela Woodward, Lisa Hill, Brandon Cate and Tara Cate; five great grandchildren, Morgan Nuessner, Evan Nuessner, Hayden Hill, Halle Hill, and Carter Cate; one sister, Dorothy Jones of Fort Smith; Joyce?s children, Linda Gordon, Judy Nichols and Barry Cooksey and their families. Family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at Luginbuel Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 10:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church in Prairie Grove. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, there will be no graveside services held at the cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Doug Laningham, Wayne Villines, Bob Shelley, Fred Bartlett, Carl Reeves, Tom Shannon, and Charles Bigbee. Arrangements are under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove.