ALTENBURG -- Orville Cato, 87, died Nov. 4, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Sept. 17, 1920, in Dexter, to the late Earl and Mary Elizabeth Cato, he lived in Michigan for over 30 years where he worked as a mechanic for General Motors. In 1976, he moved to Marble Hill and then to Altenburg in 2001. He was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill and The Tennessee Walkers Association.
On Dec. 27, 1941, in Bloomfield, he married Betty Jean Simpson who preceded him in death on April 16, 2003.
Also preceding him in death were five sisters, Fern Renna, Pam Sorenso, Alice Hileman, Lenora Kinsey and Geraldine Bumgarner.
Survivors include: one son, Roger Dale Cato of Paducah, Ky.; one daughter, Sandra Lee Cooper of Holly, Mich.; five brothers, Earl Cato and John Cato of Shriver, La., Richard Cato of Holiday, Tenn., Dale Cato of Scotts Hill, Tenn., and Clayton Cato of Bernie; three sisters, Patricia Smith of Dexter, Nancy Clay of Phillipsburg and Judy Moore of Bernie; and 10 grandchildren and 15 great-
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Randel Poole of Marble Hill will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.