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Joe Cates

November 28, 1938 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Joe Cates Obituary

Joe Cates, age 84, of Rockwood, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, November 12, 2023.  He was born November 28, 1938 in Rockwood.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Kingston.  He had worked at fixing machines for Servomation Vending Machine Company in Chattanooga and then retired as a crane operator for Horsehead Industries in 1996.  Joe loved fishing and buying fishing equipment.  He also enjoyed being outdoors.  He was an avid gardener and always enjoyed sharing his vegetables with friends and neighbors.  Preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Violet cates; parents, Joseph Henry Cates, Sr and Thelma Rose Burdette Cates; brothers, Clifford Cates, Harold Cates and Howard Cates; sisters, Margaret Cates and Ethel Flanagan.


Daughters & Sons-in-law                          

Debbie & Jimmy Davis of Rockwood, Sharon & Kendall Wormsley of Philadelphia, Vickie Davidson of Rockwood, Bobbie & Tim Bandy of Cleveland



Chastity & Stephen Brile, Jamie & Vanessa Davis, Marcus Pennington, Mitch Pennington, Matthew Wormsley & Lori, Brandy Davidson, Jeremy Davidson, Kristi Davidson, and Casey Bandy.


Brothers & Sister-in-law          

Thomas (Tom) Cates of Harriman, Charles Ray Cates of Rockwood, James Edward (Eddie)Cates & Gena of Rockwood


Sisters & Brother-in-law

Jean Cooley of Peru, Indiana, Margie Pardue of Spencer, Indiana, and Lois Maddox of Rockwood


Brothers-in-law & Sisters-in-law                          

Louise Woodall of Kingston, Dean & Joann Woodall of Rockwood, Tommy & Margaret Woodall of Rockwood, Jimmy & Darlene Woodall of Rockwood, Herbert Woodall of Rockwood, Shirley Byrd of Rockwood, Bonnie & Steve McKinney of Rockwood, Wanda McCullough & husband, George Smart of Rockwood, Sheila & Vance Winstead of Rockwood, Janice & Glenn Ellison of Rockwood


A host of extended family and friends             


The family will receive friends 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Fraker Funeral Home in Kingston with funeral service following at 7:00 pm, in the chapel with Rev. Ray Bearden & Rev. Jeff Plemons officiating.   Graveside service will be held 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood.  Online register book can be signed at  Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all arrangements.




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November 14, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fraker Funeral Home
1445 Kingston Highway
Kingston, TN 37763

Funeral Service
November 14, 2023

7:00 PM
Fraker Funeral Home
1445 Kingston Highway
Kingston, TN 37763

Graveside Service
November 15, 2023

10:00 AM
Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood


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