He is survived by his wife, Ann Cato; children, Melissa Booker of Concord, Melinda Cato of Concord, Sandy (Charles) Burkett of Thomaston, Tim (Brenda) Wood of Zebulon and Ken Wood of Williamson; sister, MaryAnn (Wilbur) Tapley of Concord; brothers, Frankie (Betty Jean) Cato of Thomaston and George Cato of Griffin; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the chapel of Moody Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in the Neal Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Moody Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.