Obituary: Donald Ray Cates


A graveside service for Donald Ray Cates of Bremen, Alabama will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at Cold Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Cates was born April 29, 1946 in Blount County and died at the age of 74 Jan. 29, 2021 in Jefferson County.

Survivors include his wife Shirley Cates; son Rod (Rachael) Cates; grandchildren Caleb Cates, Caitlin Cates, and Cade Cates; a brother Cecil (Viva) Cates; sisters Jewel Williams and Shirley (Edward) Willoughby; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cates was preceded in death by his son Shane Cates; parents Albert and Lucille (Washington) Cates; and brothers Wayne Cates and Mike Cates.