PUXICO -- Arzie Dale Cato, 83, died July 24, 2008, at his home.
Born Dec. 24, 1924, in Zalma, to the late Dolph Franklin and Gladys Deckard Cato, he had lived in the Puxico area all his life. He was a member of the Oak Grove General Baptist Church in Kinder, where he served as a deacon, and had worked until retirement for the Missouri Department of Transportation.
On Dec. 27, 1947, at Kinder, he married Mary Esarey, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Curtis Dale Cato of Sikeston; one daughter, Edith Seabaugh of Advance; two brothers, Earl Cato of Radcliff, Ky. and Sanford Cato of Dexter; two sisters, Wanda Brinker of Fayette, Ala. and Shirley Peek of Owensville; and eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Green; and two brothers, Cleo Cato and James Cato who died in infancy.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Ray Placher of Puxico will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Morgan Memorial Park Cemetery in Advance.