OWENSVILLE, Ohio -- Lance Hunter "Rooster" Cates, 33, died Jan. 9, 2012, at Anderson Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati.
Born Nov. 20, 1978, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he was a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ. He graduated in 2001 from Thomas A. Wiley School in Owensville where he received the Presidential Award, Achievement Award and Cheerleading Award. He worked at Residential Concepts Day Habilitation Program in Williamsburg.
Survivors include: his parents, Joe and Clara Cates of Owensville and Brenda Sander of Jackson, Mo.; two brothers, Joey Cates of Batavia and Lukas Sander of Jackson; five sisters, Sabrina Franklin of Perryville, Mo., Summer May of Eastgate, Callie Jo Cates of Owensville and Leigha Sander and Savannah Sander of Jackson; his grandmothers, Shirley Cates of Charleston, Mo., and Mabel Jackson of Flat Lick, Ky.; and his grandfather, Elbert Cook of Marble Hill, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfathers, Jearl Cates and Frank Jackson, his maternal grandmother, Verla Cook, and maternal grandfather, Doyle Sander.
Services were conducted Thursday at the Fayetteville Church of Christ.
Burial followed on Friday at the Farley Cemetery in Himyar, Ky.
Pallbearers were: Joey Cates, Matt Yeager, Eric May, Hunter Harris, Lee Jackson, Rob Jackson and Michael Swafford.
Obituary courtesy of McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.